Suffering from in-between project blues? The soggy middle doldrums? Plain old writer’s block? Enter a writing contest! Contests can be a great way to rev up your muse. Think of them as the jumper cables to your stalled creative engine. And they’re fun! Continue reading Contests: Children’s Author Natasha Yim
The “Baby Doll Flasher” was terrorizing the horse trails in Griffith Park. Continue reading The Call Box: Park Funnies
Author–sponsored book giveaways are contests, too. Theoretically, free book giveaways, such as those sponsored by Goodreads, generate publicity for a book in several ways Continue reading Writer’s Contests: Do You Feel Lucky? By J.L. Greger
A few weeks ago, I was contacted by fellow Public Safety Writers Association author Michael O’Keefe. He asked me to read and review his debut novel, Shot to Pieces: A Novel. I told him that I would happily read it as it is a genre in which I write—police procedural, but I don’t do book reviews on my blog. Continue reading Breaking My Own Rule
With fires burning what seems to most of California, my thoughts turned to the Bel- Aire fire of 1961.
I was working metro the “go anywhere, do anything” division when the phone woke me in the very early hours of Monday, November 6, 1961. Continue reading The Call Box: The Bel-Aire-Brentwood Fire 1961
So you read about the latest contest, you snag a file from one of your computer folders, attach it, pay the entry fee, and sit back, waiting for THE CALL. Continue reading Writer’s Contests Do’s and Don’ts by Donna Schlachter
At the time that I worked Northeast Vice, we owned Griffith Park and part of the Hollywood hills. Complaints about lewd conduct occurring in several areas of the park required the unit to enforce these laws Continue reading Roll Call: Northeast Vice and the 265 Pound Arrestee