In Ed’s own words, he will describe what it was like working patrol in the 50’s. Times were different, and no one had video cameras or cell phones. The police were expected to keep the peace, no matter how. We will take you through what being a LAPD officer was like in different generations. Continue reading Ramblings and The Call Box: Police Cars
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