I'm new here. A young lady by the name of Krystal Waters invited me to crimespace. I write poetry, mostly freestyle and what ever comes to min at the moment of where and what ever I'm doing love to write. I don't know what I would if they too the pen and note book away from all of us.
Anyway, making my rounds here and there. Stop by when you can Robin Bercell and all your friends.
Thanks for accepting the invite! I was intrigued to learn that you're a forensic artist. I have studied forensics myself for writing purposes, but have nothing like the expertise that you do of course. Your work must be so interesting and rewarding. thanks for the congrats on my nominations. Pelase feel free to place a vote if you have the time and inclination! Actually, you might have enjoyed 'The Nemesis Cell' which was based on the subject of illegal human cloning.
Anyway, great to hear from you,
It's good to see other crime writers that are still in uniform. I have been in LE for 23 years and plan to stay another 17...that is unless my book sales skyrocket. Presently I work for the Oklahoma Attorney General's Office as the Deputy Chief Investigator for Medicaid crimes. It's nice because I am in charge of my own office in Tulsa, but I miss the thrill of working the street. I guess I am...or was...a thrill junky becuase when I worked for the Broken Arrow Police Department, I was also a member of the SWAT team. Now that is a thrill! Anyway, watch your six and keep writing!
Well that's pretty cool. It's been almost 18 years since I left but sometimes it seems only like yesterday.
Well you get extra bouns points in my book.
My brother in law, married to my older sister Lyn, and I used to be partners when I was a rookie (1985) working at the China Lake Naval Weapons test center in Ridgcrest CA.
He went to work for the Riverside Sheriffs and was injured on the job while making an arrest. He's been medically retired since 1989. Kind of odd to think about it but my sister who was they stay at home mom raising 6 kids swithc roles with Chuck. She put herself through an academy and is now a Sgt. in Susanville with the SO. And to add an another twist she's been out for 2 years on a medical. So yep it's a tough job.
I left Ridgecrest when I got married and moved to the LA area. I took a position at the Long Beach Naval Shipyard as an officer and when I left I was an Lt.
I went to work for Irvine PD as a reserve while I started going back to school on a regular basis after the base closed. We decided to start a family and I knew I wanted to be there for them. It was one of the toughest things I had to do, but I don't regret it.
Now I work at Disneyland, where else, Security special services. I work in what's called Access Control 0400-1230 M/F isn't to bad from what I had. Anyway if you decide to come down this way sometime just let me know a little bit ahead of time and I'd be happy to get you and your family into the park. I can sign in 3 people but there are blackout days. Most of which are major holidays.
I appreciate having a new author pal and look forward to sharing my wrting.
If I read the "About me" section you used to be a cop? Cool. I was a Dod Federal Police officer, well ok Lt. if you must when I left the dept. 17 years ago. I only recently got serious about the wrting thing and my works will be novel length mystery. I do however have a short true story coming out Spring 2008. You might have heard of the book, "True Blue II". Lt. Randy Sutton LVPD obtains stories from former and current cops and compiles them into the book. All monies go to family of fallen officers. Great to be a part of it. Here is the link in you want to find out more information. www.acopslife.com
I am having a great time on this site. Seems like there are just loads of great authors. So now I am going to have to find time to add your work to my growing pile.
I didn't see any mention of your books here? Do you have something for me to read? Published or not I don't care. I'd love to see what you have.
Well I am sending you an invite to me a friend so maybe we can swap stories some time if you want.
I got another cop buddy I hooked up with from one of my other online sites (Critique Circle) who we might work on a prokect together. He's a Canadian cop, Lt. SWAT, etc. still on the job working the graves. So we send stuff back and forth.
Well enogugh fodder on here for now, great to have read/met you.