Panic wasn’t really an option

Panic wasn’t really an option

“Have you ever had the odds stacked up so high you need a strength most don’t possess? Or, Has it ever come down to do or die and you’ve got to rise above the rest?” “The Impression that I Get”         -The Mighty, Mighty Bosstones The words resonate from the number...
Public Safety Writers Association

Public Safety Writers Association

When I started to write non-fiction true crime books, I knew my genre, but I admittingly had no idea how the writing, editing and publishing process worked. Regardless, I was sure that I was well on my way to producing an award-winning best-seller. Well, two books...
Why My True Crime Account  Is Different From Others

Why My True Crime Account Is Different From Others

Most books in the true crime genre are authored by writers whose observations came from the side of the yellow tape where the words, “Do Not Cross” prevented their access to the  crime scene. My book, When the Smoke Cleared, is different because I was the senior...
Why Enlist a Writing Coach?

Why Enlist a Writing Coach?

I was determined to write a book and narrate a story that I believed had to be shared with a wide audience. I was well prepared with thoughts and ideas about what I wanted to write, but I had no idea about the road ahead. I didn’t lack confidence. I had some writing...
Why Did I Decide to Self-Publish?

Why Did I Decide to Self-Publish?

The answer to why I decided to self-publish versus taking the traditional route of signing a contract with a large publishing house is the same as why I chose one college and law school over the others. Because one accepted me and the other one(s) didn’t. Like any new...
On Learning by Listening

On Learning by Listening

Police officers constantly talk to people and usually ask a lot of questions. It’s the primary gadget in our tool bag. Not everyone we engage with likes the situation they find themselves in, and they understandably are uncomfortable and guarded with their responses....