Crossroads of Rockland History: Tess McCormack

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Tess McCormack, Shopping List for Murder
This program originally aired on November 16, 2020. To listen, click here.

Clare Sheridan welcomed Tess McCormack, who discussed her new book, Shopping List for Murder. It is the true story of a young girl’s horrific experiences long before the “Me Too” movement would usher in intolerance of abuse and the courageous Rockland County lawyer who fought for her future.

McCormack spoke about her connection to this true crime saga and what inspired her to write the book.
(Please note that this episode includes discussion around topics including sexual assault, domestic violence, stalking, physical violence, and harassment. We  acknowledge that this content may be difficult to hear. We also encourage you to care for your safety and well-being. If you or someone you know needs help, please contact the Center for Safety and Change, https://www.centerforsafetyandchange.org,)

Shopping List for Murder is available for purchase at https://www.amazon.com/SHOPPING-LIST-MURDER-Tess-McCormack/dp/B08F6TXZ1H#:~:text=SHOPPING%20LIST%20FOR%20MURDER%20by,a%20close%2Dknit%20family%20environment.

About the Author: Tess McCormack is a native of Rockland County and spent most of her life in the area. She began her career in the U.S. Air Force as a communication specialist at the Pentagon in Washington, DC. Sheh then returned to Rockland County and became an active volunteer and supporter of numerous charitable and community organizations, including Nyack Hospital and United Hospice of Rockland, among many others. The list of awards and commendations she has received is long and include "Woman of the Year” from Helen Hayes Hospital and the Medal of Honor from Good Samaritan Hospital. McCormack received an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from St.Thomas Aquinas College in 2016. Now living in Florida, she remains active and visits Rockland as often as she can.

Crossroads of Rockland History, a program of the Historical Society of Rockland County, airs on the third Monday of each month at 9:30 am, right after the Steve and Jeff morning show, on WRCR radio 1700 AM and 
www.WRCR.com. Join host Clare Sheridan as we explore, celebrate, and learn about our local history, with different topics and guest speakers every month. During 2020, our focus is Women’s History in celebration of the Suffrage Centennial. We are pleased to announce that we have begun loading our archived podcasts to the Apple Podcasts, Stitcher and Spotify platforms.  

The Historical Society of Rockland County is a nonprofit educational institution and principal repository for original documents and artifacts relating to Rockland County. Its headquarters are a four-acre site featuring a history museum and the 1832 Jacob Blauvelt House in New City, New York. 


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