Jarad Henry has worked in the criminal justice system for the past ten years and is a currently a policy advisor for Victoria Police. He has a degree in Criminology and is a regular presenter at many conferences, forums and seminars on crime trends.
Head Shot, a murder mystery inspired by Melbourne’s gangland killings, was short listed in the 2006 Ned Kelly Awards for Best First Crime Novel. As a manuscript, it was also short listed in the 2004 Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards.
Blood Sunset, published by Allen & Unwin in 2008, is his second book and was short listed in the 2006 Australian Vogel Awards and in the same year won the Fellowship of Australian Writers Jim Hamilton Award.
Just purchased and read Blood Sunset and thoroughly enjoyed it. I have not been able to get a hold of your first book, Head Shot. Do you know of anywhere that has it in stock? I look foreward to the release of your latest work. Best regards, Mike.
Good to see you here. I've suggested my writers' group (Lazy River Writers, based in Belgrave) invite you as our guest speaker later on this year. The Writers' Centre supports us financially each year with an all day workshop and I think it's time crime had a go.
Nice to hear from ya! Yes indeed, both A&U babies now.... been a long time coming but worth it. Are you going to Byron Bay? If so, I'll catch you there! If not, you're on for St Kilda... it rocks, even in winter!
Take care and catch you in June.
Hey Jarad, great to hear the new book is out. I'll have to get it when I'm back in Australia in June. We are publishing house buddies now! Am still desperately trying to finish number four, but every computer I touch goes into meltdown. I swear I am cursed. Lets have a drink in St Kilda when I'm back. Cheers, Leigh xxx And PS Jarad's workshop is great, I did it in Adelaide!
Cops and Robbers - Writing the Perfect Crime Scene!
Workshop: Ever wanted to write a crime novel or short story? How do you get the procedure right? What about dialogue? And the crime scene? Who strings up the plastic tape, who calls in Homicide and the Coroner? In this workshop, you learn the ins and outs of real-life police drama and how to apply this to characters, giving your stories the essential ingredient of every great crime writer - verisimilitude.
When: Saturday 23 February, 10am - 4pm
Where: Victorian Writers Centre
Cost: $135, Members $95/$85 Rating: 1+2