Thursday, December 27, 2012

A Visit To Writers' Police Academy

 It's hard to believe we're looking down the barrel of a new year already. We had an excellent 2012. We hosted a violent crimes detective, a GBI detective, a judge, a firearm expert, the director for a woman's shelter, and, of course, authors, including some of our own, who tried to guide us on our quest to write. The year 2013 promises to be equally good. So far we've scheduledNina Bruhns, editorial director for Entangled’s DEAD SEXY line, Chris Roerden, editor and author of Don't Murder Your Mystery (Agatha award winner for best non-fiction book) and Don't Sabotage Your Submission, and Shawn Stallo, an ATF agent who's looking forward to telling us what his agency does and sharing stories.  
Earlier this year, Linda Lovely and I attended the Writers' Police Academy in Greensboro, N.C. (Bear with me. This is relevant.) We attended classes taught by law enforcement instructors on everything from evidence collection to erotic asphyxia. For January, we've put together a presentation to cover those things that make law enforcement professionals cringe whenever they see the mistakes in books or on TV. Also, we'll share definitions for killers, how many people lose their lives to hippos, how positive is postivie fingerprint identification and much more.
The meeting is scheduled for Thursday, January 3, at the Runway CafĂ©, 21 Airport RdGreenvilleS.C. Pre-dinner fellowship begins around 6:15. If you’re planning to dine with us, please order ahead of time. Dinner will be served at 6:30 with the presentation starting at 7:00. Even if you can’t eat, but you plan to attend, let us know so we can ensure we provide enough seats. Click on the menu order information at left. Ellis has agreed to collect everyone’s dinner order at Remember, if you order and fail to attend, you still have to pay, and we get to eat. 

Come join us for the meeting and start your new year right. We promise not to bug you about money during the first meeting.

Looking forward to seeing you there.
Howard Lewis