It’s a little late for April Fools’ posts so I thought I’d take a look around my office and develop something that’s been percolating in my brain for months now. It’s called, “What’s on your bookshelf?” The literal one, not your Kindle. Continue reading Writer’s Notes: What’s on Your Bookshelf?
The following is not really a practical joke, it’s just funny as hell. I worked a Morning Watch Foot beat on Hollywood Boulevard in the late 70’s. As I’ve said before, it was probably the best job I ever had. Continue reading Ramblings from Hal: Reprise of A Funny
Annually, March 29th is National Vietnam Veterans Day. At the March Field Air Museum, we celebrate the day with an open house, open to all veterans, of all conflicts. This year will be no different but let me tell you about last year’s open house. Continue reading Young Memories, Old Bodies
Much going on here in the Hevron household. Now that taxes are done (ugh), I’m focusing on the upcoming Spring Market in Novato. Continue reading Lots to Report
How do you make the police procedure in your mysteries or thrillers seem authentic? Continue reading TOP TEN STUPID COP MISTAKES (IN FICTION)
Our history and experiences can define us, inspire our actions and as writers impact our words and stories. Mine most definitely has, my father was a small-time gangster. Really. Continue reading Killing Your Darlings: by Glenda Rosen
By Mikey, Retired LAPD MANNY AND THE COLLAPSIBLE BATON Friday and Saturday nights in Hollywood rock, so I made every effort to be outside as the Watch Commander or assistant W/C. At the time, the clubs on Vine north of Hollywood Boulevard were some of our problem bars/clubs. Usually, if we anticipated trouble, we’d stop a cruiser or two in the center turn lanes of Vine Street just north of Hollywood Boulevard. The area was known for attracting opposing “groups,” so this location was a good place to be. One summer night two officers and I had our units stationed … Continue reading Roll Call: Short Dogs