Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Research and the California Crime Writer's Conference

Wrote a piece about doing research and how the California Crime Writer's Conference can help at my friend Petrea Burchard's terrific blog Pasadena Daily Photo.

The conference is June 11 and 12 at the Hilton in Pasadena, CA.  Some of my "real world" law and order friends will be presenting as I organized most of the Forensics track. 

On Saturday, June 11, I'll be introducing these great sessions:

Money Matters - Fraud & Scams with Detective Joseph Allard, Pasadena PD

Homicide 101 - with LAPD Detective Dennis Kilcoyne, Robbery/Homicide Division.  Detective Kilcoyne has worked on many notable homicide cases including O.J. Simpson and Ennis Cosby. He headed the task force that nabbed the notorious "Grim Sleeper" serial killer.

On Sunday, June 12, I'll be "in conversation with" these accomplished women:

See You in Court - L.A. Superior Court Judge and former L.A. Deputy D.A. Karla Kerlin discusses being on both sides of the bench.

Women in Blue - What it's like to be a woman on the force. Margaret York, ret. LAPD Deputy Chief and Kathleen McChesney, PhD, first F.B.I. Executive Assistant Director.

Also on Sunday, I'm introducing this session:

Use of Force - Methodology, training, tactics and equipment with Sergeant Eduardo Calatayud, Pasadena PD

There will also be sessions on writing, marketing, and publishing your book.  The conference is only held every two years.  I think the programming this year is spectacular.  Have you signed up?