Copyright 2017 Elaine DePrince

Books . . . . . . 

Sweet Mocha Music, LLC is proud to announce it’s new publication, CRY BLOODY MURDER: Remembrance & Healing (ISBN 978-0578193397), Amazon’s #1 New Release in Consumer Law and Business Law. 


From Elaine DePrince, the mother of world-renowned ballerina, Michaela DePrince, and the coauthor of Michaela’s memoir, Taking Flight: From War Orphan to Star Ballerina (Knopf, 2014), comes this startling memoir and touchingly revised edition of CRY BLOODY MURDER: A Tale of Tainted Blood, which Random House first published in 1997.


In the first edition of Cry Bloody Murder, the author described how the manufacturers of the blood products, used to treat the bleeding disorder hemophilia, caused the deaths of nearly 10,000 American hemophiliacs, when their products became contaminated with HIV.


Because the first version of Cry Bloody Murder has been outdated and out of print, DePrince initially decided to write this revised edition to meet the needs of the many university, medical and law students for whom Cry Bloody Murder continues to be required reading.  Then she realized how her family’s story had the potential to touch so many other lives.  As a result she expanded the content of the original publication.


Cry Bloody Murder: Remembrance & Healing not only contains the effective, concise introduction to the science, business and legal issues defining the hemophilia/HIV catastrophe, but it also demonstrates the incredible fortitude of the DePrince family as it found a way to not only survive, but triumph after tragedy by helping children in developing countries, and ultimately adopting six African war orphans in memory of the boys they lost.


Cry Bloody Murder: Remembrance & Healing is available from as a paperback for $8.99 and as an ebook at $2.99.  It is available at no cost from kindleunlimited. 

Before Elaine DePrince and her husband Charles adopted Michaela, she was known as girl Number 27 at the orphanage, where she was abandoned at a young age and tormented as a “devil child” for a skin condition that makes her skin appear spotted. But it was at the orphanage that Michaela would find a picture of a beautiful ballerina en pointe that would help change the course of her life.


Elaine and Charles encouraged Michaela’s love of dancing and enrolled her in classes. She went on to study at the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis School at the American Ballet Theatre and is now a soloist with the Dutch National Ballet in Amsterdam.


With the help of her mother’s literary skills, Michaela DePrince shares her dramatic journey from an orphanage in West Africa to the world’s stages as one of ballet’s most exciting rising stars.