Category Archives: Law enforcement

WHO RECEIVED THE GIFT OF CHRISTMAS by KEITH BETTINGER

My Christmas guest is my good friend, author Keith Bettinger. Keith was the first to read the manuscript for my non-fiction book WE ARE DIFFERENT NOW. Since he is not only a retired Suffolk County, New York police officer, he … Continue reading

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MAX IS BACK!

Formidible homicide detective, Max Richards, is back on Amazon.com in the original book FOOTPRINTS IN THE FROST, but only in the Kindle version, so far. This is the second edition of my book and it’s sporting a spiffy new cover.  … Continue reading

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AMONGST THE SHADOWS AND THE STONES by Keith Bettinger

For Memorial Day, I am posting an article written by my dear friend and fellow author, Keith Bettinger. This article appears in the book “I PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE-Stories of Valor, Heroism and Patriotism Written by the Wednesday Warrior Writers” and it … Continue reading

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WRITERS AND SUMMER

Apparently, my muse prefers to enjoy the outdoors and other adventures during the summer months and when it comes to writing,  I am rather at a loss for words (so to speak) during these busy days.  This is the time of … Continue reading

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NATIONAL POLICE WEEK – MAY 15 THROUGH MAY 21

May 15th is National Peace Officers Memorial Day and is the start of National Police Week, which will run through May 21st.   Many will visit the National Law Enforcement Memorial Museum in Washington, DC and there will be lots of activity planned throughout the week.  … Continue reading

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JOHN

John was to become one of Richard’s best and longest standing friendships.  He and his wife moved to Colorado a couple of years before Richard retired and when he followed, being single, he lived with them a little while.  After Richard married, their wives became … Continue reading

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AMACHE by Jackie Taylor Zortman

The air grew warmer and heavier as they descended from the high altitude of the mountains and entered the flatter terrain of eastern Colorado. After lunching in Canon City, she changed into a short sleeved tee and repacked the long … Continue reading

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New Year’s Eve In FOOTPRINTS IN THE FROST

For something different from my usual blog posts on this special day,  I am going to give you a sneak peek at one chapter from FOOTPRINTS IN THE FROST.  This is Chapter 13 and lets you spend one New Year’s Eve … Continue reading

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Less Than Five Weeks Till Christmas!

Has it dawned on you yet  there are less than five weeks until Christmas?  If you’re like me, you’ve not had the time, money or energy to even think about gifts.  Our house has been in chaos for two weeks … Continue reading

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Write a Book Review

Not many readers take the time to review a book after they have read it, even if they loved it.  However, to those of us who write those books, reviews are very important.  The more good reviews you have, the … Continue reading

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