THE LONG BLINK is the true story about how a deadly crash involving one man's wife and children and a tired truck fuels his efforts to make America's roads safer for all - and the explosive conculsion when he sets out to forgive the trucker.

THE LONG BLINK is the true story of surviving trauma; tragically losing the love of your life and raising children who will never be the same — how one man’s journey toward forgiveness and purpose helps rebuild a shattered life.

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Praise for The Long Blink

What Ed Slattery endured could easily happen to any of us. This book captures an intensely personal and courageous journey after catastrophic loss. It challenges our basic understanding of grief, fatherhood and forgiveness. THE LONG BLINK is a fast, compelling read with an ending you will never see coming. Brian Kuebler’s brilliantly-written true story is better than fiction. And, it is beautiful.

Wayne Freedman

51 time Emmy award winning reporter | KGO-TV, ABC, San Francisco

THE LONG BLINK is the epitome of a page-turner. Once you pick it up, don’t expect to put it down until you’ve reached its shocking and explosive end.

Baltimore Magazine

When Ed Slattery personally told me his tragic story years ago, I was moved beyond words. It’s even more powerful and compelling in print. THE LONG BLINK saddens, informs and – ultimately – inspires us to take action against a growing danger on American roads.

C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger


Kuebler is one of this country‘s most persistent and dedicated investigative reporters whose writing eloquently animates some of the most important stories of our time. Once he met Ed Slattery, once he learned how Slattery‘s family was left broken forever by a tired truck driver, Kuebler not only saw an issue on our roads, but also a gripping personal story of tragedy and loss that helps restore our faith in humanity, and the often elusive power of forgiveness.

Richard Sher

Veteran broadcaster | former Oprah talk show co-host

Brian Kuebler

Author | Journalist

Brian Kuebler is an award winning investigative journalist. Originally from New York, his career has taken him from the high desert of Idaho to the Mississippi Delta and onto the streets and alleys of Baltimore. Brian has been repeatedly recognized for his writing and finding and telling stories that matter.

He lives in Annapolis with his wife and his Chesapeake Bay Retriever named Shea.

THE LONG BLINK is Brian’s debut book.