Thanks for inviting me, I visited Police Pulse and enjoyed what I saw. I'll probably be spend a lot of time there. I have a daughter and a son in law enforcement and a son in the army, I guess I can be considered a supporter. lol
Hi, Nancy: I am an Australian reader and writer - non-fiction, 95% true crime - and book publisher. I am currently publishing a book by Australia's most famous `disgraced' ex-detective, Roger Rogerson. No matter that the guy was found not guilty of the serious bribe and attempt to kill charges; the media have found him guilty. Fascinating experience.
Thanks for the friend invitation, Nancy. I took the opportunity to check out policepulse.com, and it looks like a fascinating place to spend some time -- which I plan to do.
I see you are a fellow Los Angelino. While I have left the City of Angels in favor of mountain vistas and lower rent prices, I will miss that town if for no other reason than every day provided the opportunity to see something so absurd that you could confidently remark to a friend, "only in LA."
Hey from Dallas. LA is one of my favorite towns, though I never seem to get there as often as I'd like. Great list of writers. Cain & Chandler are of course wonderful. I read them again & again. Ken Bruen and Allan Guthrie and Victor Gischler are always a gas. Ken and Allan have both said wonderful things about my forthcoming (in April 2010) book, Bad Juju.
Thanks for your invite. Definitely will join Police Pulse. My first published suspense novel Deadly Choices won Third Place for Mystery Fiction at the former Police Writers Association Conference in Vegas a couple of years back. Interviwing cops and paramedics was how that happened. Always great to have leads for experts in the field. www.jenniespallonecom
Oh, by the way Nancy and others reading this, if you are a current or retired law enforcement person who writes poetry, novels or other literary works, you might try visiting www.police-writers.com. Lt. Raymond E. Foster (retired) runs that website and one for military writers, www.military-writers.com. It's a great place for exposure and ideas. He also runs a website with live interviews and podcasts.
Thank you, Nancy, for your acceptance. I'm looking forward to sharing with the CrimeSpace group. I see that you enjoy cold cases. I enjoy, as one of my many past times, genealogy. When speaking with old timer cops, police chiefs and detectives, I ask them, "What is the oldest cold case that you are working?" Typically, they respond with 20-30 years. When they ask me about my cases, I can proudly say that my 'cold cases' are 200-300 years old. I have my father's line back to 1700, my mother's heritage to 1633 and my wife's family tree to an amazing 633 A.D. (That's right, six hundred thirty-three.) I also enjoy doing computer forensics. Are you into psychological profiling? Forensic psychology?
Thank you for the invitation. Your profile seems to indicate that we share a fascination with the psychological aspects of crime. For me, these are the areas of victimization, survival, and recovery--especially from the most heinous of situations. I believe that you will be fully engaged by my new historical true crime book The Road Out Of Hell, from Sterling Publishing (November, 2009). Please feel welcome to drop into my site at www.AnthonyFlacco.com -- Bye for now - Anthony
Nancy, thank you for the invitation. Instead of reading your site, I should be making my zucchini nut bread. But the reading was more enjoyable. I think it is exciting to meet all of you people and read your books and your websites. I would add mine, but it is about my writings (short ones), sewing and my family. I need to do some more work on it, but have to wait for my granddaughter to come over.
Hi Nancy! Thanks for the friend invite. I see we have lots of friends in common and are in the same hemisphere. And I'm a retired federal agent (US Army CI - 22+ years) It's good to be retired. Sat out in my garden reading and writing with the occasional jump into the pool today instead of discussing questionable lifestyle choices with persons in custody. Yes, life is good! --Kate
Anyone who puts Elmore Leonard first knows what she's talking about. I actual met him when he came to the city of his birth, New Orleans, for a signing some years ago. We talked for a good hour. A helluva guy and our dean.