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When is it THE END?: Marian Lindner

By Marian Lindner All my fiction books are juicy beach reads, fast-paced and fun. I’m a big believer in the healing properties of pulp fiction, so I deeply value a … Continue reading

July 19, 2017 · 1 Comment

The Call Box: The Remorseful Rapist

In the early 1960’s Los Angeles held the title “bank robbery capitol” of America.  At the time, one in every 10 bank robberies in the USA occurred in the LA area.                                                                                                                                                               

July 16, 2017 · 4 Comments

“The End” for Writers: Jolyn Lauer

How do you know your characters are finished with their story?
I love this question. I always feel terminally unique when answering it, until I hear/read handfuls of other writers grappling with the same dilemma.

July 14, 2017 · 1 Comment

When is it “The End?”: Kay Mehl Miller

My best works leave the reader asking, “ And then what happened?”

July 12, 2017 · Leave a comment

Ramblings: Not Your Usual Strawberry

This is a story I wish I could present to teen age school kids. It might just discourage a few from drug use. The dictionary defines a “Strawberry” as a woman who trades or sells sex for crack cocaine!

July 9, 2017 · 7 Comments

When is it THE END?: Nicholas Chiarkas

By Nick Chiarkas Although I love the idea that, “Art is never finished, only abandoned” (Leonardo da Vinci), as an author I nevertheless must decide when to type “The End.” … Continue reading

July 7, 2017 · 5 Comments

When is it THE END?: Terry Shames

I wrote several novels before I got published. When I sent them off, publishers said, “Close, but no cigar.” I always thought that if I wrote just one more book, the new book would leap the hurdle.

July 5, 2017 · 2 Comments

View From the Tower: Breaking into Prison

First watch anywhere is boring! In a prison, it’s usually really boring. Almost every inmate is sound asleep. Employees do their assigned jobs such as nightly fence checks. This was done on foot around our facility. Big place.

July 2, 2017 · 3 Comments

When is it THE END?

I’ve written four books (three published) now, so I feel like I should know a bit about story-telling. But here’s the thing: they’re all different.

July 1, 2017 · Leave a comment

This Job is Killing Me: Pamela Beason

I’ve always loved the natural world, and always want to experience it whenever I can. These days, however, I spend a lot of hours working on my mysteries, especially my Sam Westin series.

June 30, 2017 · 3 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.



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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