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Archive for September 2013

Creatures, Crimes, and Creativity

Had a great time at the recent Creatures, Crimes, and Creativity literary conference in Baltimore. Speakers included John Gilstrap and Jefferey Deaver, who gave informative and entertaining talks. I had an opportunity to take part in two panels. The first panel addressed violence in genre literature. I asserted that an author can use detailed violence…

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Writers’ Police Academy

Though I write military thrillers and not crime novels, I thought I might learn a lot from the annual Writers’ Police Academy in Greensboro, NC. I did not come away disappointed! Many thanks to Lee Lofland, the Guilford County Sheriff’s Office, Greensboro Police, Guilford Technical Community College, and everyone else associated with this event. Great…

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