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This Job is Killing Me: Pete Klismet

“Ok, I’m too fat. Oh, I know… I’ll just go get a gastric bypass!”

June 23, 2017 · 3 Comments

This Job is Killing Me: Nancy Sartor

Pumping Iron as a Golden Ager By Nancy Sartor I’m a golden ager by several years. My day job kept me on my feet, moving, walking downtown sidewalks, etc. When … Continue reading

June 22, 2017 · 2 Comments

This Job is Killing Me: Judy Alter

Things I have never willingly done: kayaking, distance swimming, tennis, golf, basketball, softball, volleyball, mountain climbing, diving, marathons and a whole long list of vigorous exercises.

June 16, 2017 · 8 Comments

This Job is Killing Me: Judy Alter

Things I have never willingly done: kayaking, distance swimming, tennis, golf, basketball, softball, volleyball, mountain climbing, diving, marathons and a whole long list of vigorous exercises.

June 16, 2017 · 3 Comments

This Job is Killing Me: Dave Freedland

Although I’ve experienced over ten orthopedic surgeries related to on-duty injuries, Shotokan karate has been a critical factor in my rehabilitation. I’ve continued to train for over 30 years, now into my 60’s

June 9, 2017 · 2 Comments

This Job is Killing Me

The jury is in: sitting is the new smoking; it’s hazardous to your health. And what do writers do? Sit and write. I’d stay in my chair all day if I didn’t have reminders to get up and get moving.

June 2, 2017 · 7 Comments

Amy Bennett: It Takes a Village… to Create a Village!

The month of May has seen our “Writer’s Notes” topic “It Takes a Village.” All authors have different villages who help them on their publishing journey. Last Friday, Marilyn Meredith … Continue reading

May 26, 2017 · 2 Comments

I’ve Had Lots of Help on my Writing Journey

By Marilyn Meredith   In the beginning, my sister helped me connect with a critique group because I couldn’t locate one where I lived. She read my chapters and reported … Continue reading

May 19, 2017 · 7 Comments

Roll Call: Accidental Discharge

By Mikey, Retired LAPD …or “how I almost got fired,” as a recruit!   It was probably the second month of my LAPD academy training and we were in formation … Continue reading

May 14, 2017 · 4 Comments

It Takes a Village

Writers are solitary creatures—shy by nature. But if you think a writer completes their work alone, let me educate you.

May 12, 2017 · 6 Comments

Cop Talk

For all things about cop culture-the work, the family, the days off.

The purpose of this page is to educate writers of all genres to be accurate in their portrayal of law enforcement professionals. This includes meter maids (I was a "lovely Rita" many years ago), dispatcher, patrol officers, detectives, and administrators.

I have many resources in my 35 year career in California law enforcement. I index and explain common errors that found in all media. Guests will also post about police professionalism today and tomorrow as well as historical articles about the way things used to be, "back in the day".

Examples of police media myths: missing persons cannot be reported by anyone but the family; missing persons reports can't be taken until the subject has been missing 24 hours; all cops eat donuts.

You get my drift.

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Schedule

Just the Facts, Ma'am posts Sundays and Wednesdays. Guest writers Gerry Goldshine, Hal Collier, Melissa Kositzin and sometime Woody Hoke take us through the days and nights of those who protect and serve. Extra postings will include California 'Officer Down' notices or something special. I will update progress of my current literary project as they develop. --Thonie Hevron

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