Friday, January 22, 2010

Hook'em & Book'em

Police and Author Interviews 
Begin Monday Jan. 25th

Hook’em and Book’em launches its first blog of interviews this coming Monday, January 25th. Each Monday thereafter interviews with real-life crime fighters and mystery writers will be posted to start your week off right. One week we’ll focus on those in law enforcement. Alternating weeks, we’ll visit crime fiction authors—known and soon-to-be known authors telling us about their latest work and secrets for mystery crime writers trying to break into the publishing industry. Here are some highlights:

Monday, Jan. 25th and Feb. 8th are police-related blogs focusing on the issue of human trafficking. Chief Nicholas Sensley, Truckee (Ca.) Police Department, will share his other life with us—a globe-trotting consultant helping task forces to nail human traffickers and rescue their tragic victims. He’ll share with us challenges of targeting human traffickers and some of the current obstacles this type of investigation faces.

Monday, Feb. 1—Visit with best-selling novelist James Scott Bell as he shares some of the secrets learned in developing page-turning mystery novels. A man of many talents—writer, attorney, actor, teachers, mentor—James Scott Bell gives us unique insights into fiction writing. We will also get a glimpse of his latest legal-thriller novels and books on writing.

Monday, Feb. 15—Interview with New York Times best-selling author Angela Hunt. She has authored more than one-hundred books, including many page-turning mysteries with very unique plots. We will learn about her latest work Let Darkness Come and how she wrote this legal thriller—a gripping story set in Chicago with a climax you’ll never expect. (Readers: you’ll have to get the novel to find out how it ends).

Monday, Feb. 22 and March 8—Blog focuses on prison gang investigations and collection of criminal intelligence. Mr. Brian Parry—currently a consultant to the FBI’s National Gang Intelligence Center in Washington, D.C.—is formerly the Assistant Director of California’s Department of Corrections (CDC), serving with that department for thirty years. Mr. Parry brings a wealth of information about prison gangs and the transmigration of gangs across our borders.

This blog strives to meet the needs of readers and writers of crime fiction. Our readers will learn more about the real-life battles going on in law enforcement today. And, they will get a sneak preview of some of the hottest crime novels on the shelves. Writers may well glean a kernel of an idea that sparks the next best-selling novel by visiting Hook'em & Book'em

Readers and writers: let Hook’em and Book’em know how we can meet your needs. Forward any questions you might have about law enforcement. We’ll try to find the answer. Let us know if there is an author you’d like to know more about and we will do our best to make it happen. This blog is for you, writers and readers of crime fiction. Thank you for letting us connect. Tell us know what you think about Hook’em and Book’em.

See you on the pages.


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  2. Looks great! I can't wait!

  3. Your blog looks interesting! Good luck with it.

  4. Ingrid & Sheila, thanks for dropping by. I hope you find something that interests you here.