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Today's show takes us into the "real" Chicago P.D. with retired Detective Lieutenant Richard Rybicki!The good lieutenant served for over 29 years on the Chicago Police Department where he worked as a Patrol Officer, Tactical Officer, Gang Crimes Specialist, Detective, Patrol Sergeant, Detective Sergeant, Patrol Lieutenant, and Detective Lieutenant. His last assignment was as the Lieutenant/commanding officer of the Area Three Homicide/Sex/Gang Crimes unit.If you want to know how the dedicated men and women of the Chicago Police Department actually solve crimes and what lingo and culture are specific to the Chicago P.D., this episode is for you! During this episode you will learn:What it was like to be a rookie Chicago Cop back in the late 1970s.What equipment was issued to a rookie way back then.The rank structure for the Chicago Police Department.How homicides are investigated in Chicago. Lingo and culture that is used in the Chicago Police Department.All of this and more on today's episode of the Cops and Writers Podcast!Visit Richard's author page on Amazon.Check out the Sam Laska Crime Thriller page on Facebook.Enjoy the Cops and Writers book series.Please visit the Cops and Writers website.If you have a question for the sarge, hit him up at his email.Come join the fun at the Cops and Writers Facebook groupDo you enjoy gritty, action-packed real-life police dramas to get your fill of blood, heartache, and cop humor? You’ve come to the right series!Book one of Brew City Blues, Field Training, is now live and book two, Probation is now on pre-order and will be available for purchase on December 30, 2022, only on Amazon!Support the show
My guest on today’s show is best-selling author, and retired Detective David Putnam!During his law enforcement career, “Deputy Dave” Putnam worked primarily in California on teams for Patrol, Investigations, SWAT, Narcotics (street level and majors), Violent Crimes, Criminal Intelligence, Internal Affairs, and the Detective Bureau.He rounded out his law enforcement career with a few years in the Hawaiian Islands as a Special Agent–part of a real-life “Hawaii-50” team.In today’s episode we discuss:·      David’s unique childhood, including him, watching the Truman Capote movie “In Cold Blood” at age nine.·      Why David became a police officer. ·      David’s start in law enforcement in Southern California.·      Being on the S.W.A.T. team. ·      Investigating police officers working in internal affairs. ·      Being a Special Agent on the real-life Hawaii-50 team.·      David’s author career and his newest release, A Fearsome Moonlight Black. ·      All of this and more on today’s episode of the Cops and Writers podcast.Go visit David's website to learn more about him and his books!Check out David's Amazon Author Page!Check out Field Training (Brew City Blues Book 1)!!Enjoy the Cops and Writer's book series.Please visit the Cops and Writers website.If you have a question for the sarge, hit him up at his email.Join the fun at the Cops and Writers Facebook groupConsider buying me a coffee :-)Support the show
My guest on today’s show is New York Times and U.S.A. Today best-selling author, speaker, and consultant, Eva Lesko Natiello!Eva, a former VP of Global Communications for Estee Lauder Inc. which jump-started a 20+ year career as a communication, marketing, and branding expert. Eva now coaches authors on how to market their books in order to increase visibility and find readers.Eva is known for her book marketing ideas that work!In today’s episode, we discuss:·      How Eva’s degree in psychology has influenced her work in corporate America and her author career.·      Marketing lessons learned from Estée Lauder that translated to her author career.·      The power of ‘putting yourself out there.’·      Your best use of time for marketing your book. ·      Best book marketing practices for introverts. ·      How she keeps track of the twists and turns in her stories.·      Her best advice for struggling authors.  All of this and more on today’s episode of the Cops and Writers podcast.Go visit Eva's website! Check out Eva's Amazon Author Page!Check out Field Training (Brew City Blues Book 1)!!Enjoy the Cops and Writer's book series.Please visit the Cops and Writers website.If you have a question for the sarge, hit him up at his email.Join the fun at the Cops and Writers Facebook groupConsider buying me a coffee :-)Do you enjoy gritty, action-packed real-life police dramas to get your fill of blood, heartache, and cop humor? You’ve come to the right series!Book one of Brew City Blues, Field Training, is now live and book two, Probation is now on pre-order and will be available for purchase on December 30, 2022, only on Amazon!Support the show
My guest on today’s show is George Cramer, an enrolled descendant of the Karuk Tribe of California. George began his forty-year investigative career in law enforcement and then moved into private and corporate investigations. He attended the Institute of American Indian Arts, earning his MFA-Creative Writing.As a corporate and private investigator, Mr. Cramer conducted thousands of investigations throughout the Americas and Asia. He kept his investigative skills honed by volunteering as a Missing Persons investigator at a California Police Department.In today’s episode we discuss:·      How George got interested in law enforcement.·      What it was like to be a police officer in 1968.·      Training and equipment for a street cop back in the late 1960s.·      Doing undercover drug buys with members of the Hell’s Angles Motorcycle Gang.·      Becoming a private investigator. ·      Beginning his writing career and his M.F.A. at age 68.  All of this and more on today’s episode of the Cops and Writers podcast.Visit George's website to learn more about him and his books!Check out Field Training (Brew City Blues Book 1)!!Enjoy the Cops and Writer's book series.Please visit the Cops and Writers website.If you have a question for the sarge, hit him up at his email.Join the fun at the Cops and Writers Facebook groupConsider buying me a coffee :-)Mark Dawson's Self Publishing Launchpad is now live. It is only open a couple of times a year.This is an affiliate link. https://courses.selfpubform.com/.../self.../jmkb9QYBurv96EiMDo you enjoy gritty, action-packed real-life police dramas to get your fill of blood, heartache, and cop humor? You’ve come to the right series!Book one of Brew City Blues, Field Training, is now live and book two, Probation is now on pre-order and will be available for purchase on December 30, 2022, only on Amazon!Support the show
My guest on today’s show is best-selling author and coordinator of the world’s biggest and best indie author conference, 20 Books Vegas, Craig Martelle Craig is a fountain of knowledge as he breaks down the conference for us today that is happening November 14-18, 2022 at Bally's / Horseshoe Las Vegas. In today’s episode we discuss:·      How 20 Book Vegas started and has grown into a premier world-class indie author conference.·      Why have the conference in Vegas?·      Navigating the 20 Books Vegas Facebook group.·      Best practices to enjoy the show.·      Best safety tips when in Vegas. ·      How to get to the hotel and other spots in Vegas. ·      Future 20 Book Vegas conferences. All of this and more on today’s episode of the Cops and Writers podcast.Visit Craig at his website!Check out Field Training (Brew City Blues Book 1)!!Enjoy the Cops and Writer's book series.Please visit the Cops and Writers website.If you have a question for the sarge, hit him up at his email.Join the fun at the Cops and Writers Facebook groupConsider buying me a coffee :-)Support the show
My guest on the show today is Author and Crime Scene Investigator, Donna Jaconi.  Officer Jaconi had a distinguished career for 29 years with the City of Philadelphia Police Department. Starting as a fingerprint technician and then being accepted to the police academy. She worked patrol and got her experience on the streets of Philly. Officer Jaconi worked the majority of her career in the Crime Scene Unit. Officer Jaconi has worked the most notorious crime scenes, including processing over 1,000 homicide scenes.Now retired, she has written the book, “Out of the Darkness: A story of a CSI officer's journey with murder, love, and compassion.”In today’s episode we discuss:·      How she got her start in the Philadelphia Police Department.·      The special training required for crime scene investigators.·      The job of CSI at crime scenes, specifically homicide, sexual assault, and robbery.·      How she dealt with the horrors she saw on the street on a regular basis.·      The biggest C.S.I. misconceptions on T.V. and Movies. ·      Testing for gunshot residue and the use of Luminol. ·      How C.S.I.’s package evidence in specific ways.·      Her book, “Out of the Darkness: A story of a CSI officer’s journey with murder, love, and compassion.”All of this and more on today’s episode of the Cops and Writers podcast.Visit Donna on Facebook.Check out Donna on Liberty Hill Publishing.Check out Field Training (Brew City Blues Book 1)!!Enjoy the Cops and Writer's book series.Please visit the Cops and Writers website.If you have a question for the sarge, hit him up at his email.Join the fun at the Cops and Writers Facebook groupConsider buying me a coffee :-)Do you enjoy gritty, action-packed real-life police dramas to get your fill of blood, heartache, and cop humor? You’ve come to the right series!Book one of Brew City Blues, Field Training, is now live and book two, Probation is now on pre-order and will be available for purchase on December 30, 2022, only on Amazon!Support the show
My guest today is Gary Edgington. I wanted to give a special thank you to Gary who shared the story of his own father who was a police officer, being murdered in the line of duty on this day in 1979 on today’s show. Gary's long career in law enforcement includes police officer and detective in several southern California jurisdictions, and Special Agent with the California Department of Justice where he worked on major narcotics cases, organized crime, unsolved homicide, and internal affairs. Gary also was a member of the FBI’s “Joint Terrorism Task Force” in Los Angeles. After 9/11, he was promoted to Task Force Commander and took command of a multi-agency counter-terrorism task force based in Southern California for the California Department of Justice.Post-retirement life sent him to Iraq, where he was an advisor for the United States Army.He now works in the private sector and has recently published the book, "Outside the Wire."In today’s episode we discuss:·      The impact of his father being killed in the line of duty when he was only three weeks into the L.A. County Sheriff’s Academy as a recruit.·      His experience working as a detective in the Beverly Hills Police Department.·      Being an investigator for the L.A. County D.A.’s office.·      His job as a special agent for the Department of Justice, including the O.J. trial.·      Him working, among other things I.A.D. ·      The pros and cons of body-worn cameras. ·      Gary working with the F.B.I. on the Joint Terrorism Task Force.·      The biggest terrorist threat to the United States today.·      His author career, including his debut novel, “Outside the Wire.” All of this and more on today’s episode of the Cops and Writers podcast.Visit Gary's website, which has links to his social media and books!Check out Field Training (Brew City Blues Book 1)!!Enjoy the Cops and Writer's book series.Please visit the Cops and Writers website.If you have a question for the sarge, hit him up at his email.Join the fun at the Cops and Writers Facebook groupConsider buying me a coffee :-)Do you enjoy gritty, action-packed real-life police dramas to get your fill of blood, heartache, and cop humor? You’ve come to the right series!Book one of Brew City Blues, Field Training, is now live and book two, Probation is now on pre-order and will be available for purchase on December 30, 2022, only on Amazon!Support the show
My guest on the show today is international best-selling author Matthew Dicks. Matthew has won numerous literary awards and has had his books translated in over 25 countries worldwide.  When he is not writing award-winning, best-selling books, Matthew fills his days as an elementary school teacher, a storyteller, a marketing and storytelling consultant, a speaking coach, a blogger, a wedding DJ, and a minister.  ​In today’s episode we discuss:·      His 26 years of being a wedding D.J. and the unexpected benefits from this experience.·      Him sharing a room with a goat named, “Goat.”·      His book, Someday Is Today: 22 Simple, Actionable Ways to Propel Your Creative Life.·      How to multitask.·      The 100-year-old plan. ·      The eagle and the mouse. ·      Best practices for entrepreneurs.·      The power of yes.·      How to overcome writer’s block.·      The best way to start and end a story.·      The importance of celebrating. All of this and more on today’s episode of the Cops and Writers podcast.Come visit Matt on his website!Check out Field Training (Brew City Blues Book 1)!!Enjoy the Cops and Writer's book series.Please visit the Cops and Writers website.If you have a question for the sarge, hit him up at his email.Join the fun at the Cops and Writers Facebook groupConsider buying me a coffee :-)Do you enjoy gritty, action-packed real-life police dramas to get your fill of blood, heartache, and cop humor? You’ve come to the right series!Book one of Brew City Blues, Field Training, is now live and book two, Probation is now on pre-order and will be available for purchase on December 30, 2022, only on Amazon!Support the show
Today’s show is going to the dogs! My guests on the show today are award-winning best-selling authors who weave K-9s into their stories, Jodi Burnett and Kathleen Donnelly.Award-winning author Kathleen Donnelly has been a handler for Sherlock Hounds Detection Canines—a Colorado-based narcotics K-9 company—since 2005. She loves crafting realism into her fictional stories from her dog-handling experience. She has a B.A. in Journalism from Colorado State University and formerly wrote for The Berthoud Weekly Surveyor where she won a Colorado Press Award.Jodi Burnett is a best-selling indie superstar author with over twelve books published in a little over two years, earning her over six figures a year! Jodi treats her author career as a business, and that is paying dividends for her. ​In today’s episode, we discuss:·      The importance of professional, eye-appealing author websites and book covers.·      Why Jodi is a self-published author and the advantages and disadvantages of being an indie.·      Why Kathleen is a traditionally published author and the advantages and disadvantages of this author path.·      Why people are drawn to stories with dogs in them.·      How they researched the utilization of K-9s in law enforcement.·      Best advice for authors who are writing stories about dogs or have them as characters in their books.·      Kathleen’s Sherlock Hounds K-9 Detection service. ·      The pros of attending author conventions.·      Their writing tips, tools, and routines.All of this and more on today’s episode of the Cops and Writers podcast.Visit Jodi on her website!Check out Jodi's Amazon Author Page.Check out episode #45 Of the Cops and Writers Show with Jodi BurnettCheck out Kathleen's author website!Check out Field Training (Brew City Blues Book 1)!!Enjoy the Cops and Writer's book series.Please visit the Cops and Writers website.If you have a question for the sarge, hit him up at his email.Join the fun at the Cops and Writers Facebook groupConsider buying me a coffee :-)Support the show
Welcome back to the conclusion of my interview with Author and NYPD Detective Vic Ferrari! Author Vic Ferrari is a retired New York City Police Department detective with the hamstrings of a twenty-year-old. A survivor of an Irish father and Italian mother, Vic loves a cold beer and insists on you removing your shoes when entering his home. When he's not writing, he's picking up after his neurotic Irish Wolfhound.   In today’s episode we discuss:·      Compstat Policing.·      The perilous unintended consequences of highly restrictive pursuit policies and because of ego, the unwillingness of command staff to change.·      Vic’s humorous and informative tell-all books about life in the NYPD.·      The reaction Vic received from his former colleagues regarding his books, the answer might surprise you.·      Vic’s life as an author.·      What life was like as an NYPD detective on 9/11 and his firsthand accounts from ground zero.·      Common NYPD misconceptions that are generated from Hollywood and other media outlets. All of this and more on the conclusion of my interview with Vic Ferrari! Visit Vic's Amazon page to find his books!Check out Vic on Instagram!, Twitter, and Facebook!Check out Field Training (Brew City Blues Book 1)!!Enjoy the Cops and Writer's book series.Please visit the Cops and Writers website.If you have a question for the sarge, hit him up at his email.Join the fun at the Cops and Writers Facebook groupConsider buying me a coffee :-)Support the show
Welcome to episode one of my special two-part interviews with author and Det. Vic Ferrari of the New York Police Department.  Author Vic Ferrari is a retired New York City Police Department detective with the hamstrings of a twenty-year-old. A survivor of an Irish father and Italian mother, Vic loves a cold beer and insists on you removing your shoes when entering his home. When he's not writing, he's picking up after his neurotic Irish Wolfhound. I know you guys are going to like this interview!  In today’s episode, we discuss:·      Vic breaking up the biggest Cock Fight in New York history.·      How his career in the NYPD started.·      Why he chose the NYPD.·      Vic’s career path with the NYPD and his becoming a detective in the Auto Theft Squad.·      His part in busting an international auto theft ring that led to the clearance of multiple homicides.·      Pursuit policies and their effects on criminality. Stay tuned next week for part two of this entertaining and informative interview! Visit Vic's Amazon page to find his books! Check out Vic on Instagram!, Twitter, and Facebook!Check out Field Training (Brew City Blues Book 1)!!Enjoy the Cops and Writer's book series.Please visit the Cops and Writers website.If you have a question for the sarge, hit him up at his email.Join the fun at the Cops and Writers Facebook groupConsider buying me a coffee :-)Support the show
On today’s show, I will interview Damon Courtney, the creator, and CEO of BookFunnel.BookFunnel is an ebook and audiobook delivery service for authors and publishers. As a lifelong software engineer, Damon is an expert in just about everything technical and can offer unique insight into publishing as it relates to software and technology. He has also self-published a single Fantasy trilogy and continues to spin stories in his head that he hopes to publish soon.​In today’s episode, we discuss:·      Damon as a coder and author.·      What is BookFunnel and who can benefit from this software?·      The process of loading a book onto BookFunnel.·      The excellent customer support that BookFunnel authors and readers receive.·      The many purposes for BookFunnel, including ARC copies and direct selling.·      Best practices for entrepreneurs.·      Damon’s author career.·      The future for Damon and BookFunnelAll of this and more on today’s episode of the Cops and Writers podcast.Check out the BookFunnel website to learn more about this fantastic tool. Visit Damon's author website.Listen to Damon's dramatic reading.Check out Field Training (Brew City Blues Book 1)!!Enjoy the Cops and Writer's book series.Please visit the Cops and Writers website.If you have a question for the sarge, hit him up at his email.Join the fun at the Cops and Writers Facebook groupConsider buying me a coffee :-)Do you enjoy gritty, action-packed real-life police dramas to get your fill of blood, heartache, and cop humor? You’ve come to the right series!Book one of Brew City Blues, Field Training, is now live and book two, Probation is now on pre-order and will be available for purchase on December 30, 2022, only on Amazon!Support the show
On today’s show, I will interview the Honorable David Ellis. Judge Ellis is the Edgar-winning bestseller of ten novels of suspense, as well as eight bestsellers co-authored with James Patterson. His latest thriller, LOOK CLOSER, was released in July 2022. In December 2014, Dave was sworn in as the youngest-serving Justice of the Illinois Appellate Court for the First District. Before taking the bench, Dave was in private practice specializing in constitutional law, where his work included serving as the House Prosecutor who tried and convicted Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich in the impeachment trial before the Illinois Senate.​In today’s episode, we discuss:·      Why David became a lawyer, and ultimately a Justice of the Illinois Appellate Court for the First District.·      How does a person become a judge?·      His favorite part of being a judge.·      When his author life blends with his life on the bench.·      Why he writes.·      His extraordinary workday juggling all of his responsibilities.·      David’s writing process and navigating complex plots.·      Writing with James Patterson.·      The Bobby Knight quote, “Most people have the will to win, few have the will to prepare to win.” All of this and more on today’s episode of the Cops and Writers podcast Visit David's website with links to his books and social media.Enjoy the Cops and Writer's book series.Please visit the Cops and Writers website.If you have a question for the sarge, hit him up at his email.Join the fun at the Cops and Writers Facebook groupFor you writers out there, Mark Dawson has opened up the wildly popular Ads for Authors class.Consider buying me a coffee :-)Do you enjoy gritty, action-packed real-life police dramas to get your fill of blood, heartache, and cop humor? You’ve come to the right series!Book one of Brew City Blues, Field Training, is now live and book two, Probation is now on pre-order and will be available for purchase on December 30, 2022, only on Amazon!Support the show
On today’s show, I will interview John Stamp. John started his law enforcement career as a police officer and detective in Charleston, South Carolina. John moved on to federal law enforcement, becoming a special agent with the F.B.I. and later N.C.I.S.  John holds a master's degree in Forensic Science from the University of Florida. John has written seven novels and is the host of the That’s Criminal Podcast. His newest release is the crime thriller, Blood Red Ivory.​In today’s episode, we discuss: ·      What drew John into law enforcement.·      John’s career path from being a city cop to a special agent for the F.B.I. and later N.C.I.S.·      His different job assignments with the N.C.I.S. that took him around the globe.·      Common myths and misconceptions regarding the N.C.I.S.·      John’s “That’s Criminal Podcast.”·      John’s author career.All of this and more on today’s episode of the Cops and Writers podcast.Check out John's website!Enjoy the Cops and Writer's book series.Please visit the Cops and Writers website.If you have a question for the sarge, hit him up at his email.Join the fun at the Cops and Writers Facebook groupFor you writers out there, Mark Dawson has opened up the wildly popular Ads for Authors class.Consider buying me a coffee :-)Do you enjoy gritty, action-packed real-life police dramas to get your fill of blood, heartache, and cop humor? You’ve come to the right series!Book one of Brew City Blues, Field Training, is now live and book two, Probation is now on pre-order and will be available for purchase on December 30, 2022, only on Amazon!Support the show
On today’s show, we are traveling across the pond to England. I will chat with the author of Murder Investigation Team: How Killers Are Really Caught, retired Detective Inspector Steven Keogh. DI Keogh spent over half of his 30-year police career as a Scotland Yard detective, hunting down terrorists and some of the worst murderers in London. For the final 12 years of his career, he was part of the investigations into over 100 homicides. He achieved the rank of detective inspector and was a nationally recognized senior investigating officer (SIO). He was on Scotland Yard’s Anti-Terrorist Branch during the time of the London bombings on 7th July 2005. In today’s episode we discuss:·      Why do people kill?·      What drew Steve to law enforcement?·      Why and when he became a detective?·      Popular myths and misconceptions regarding New Scotland Yard.·      Steve’s time in the anti-terrorism branch of Scotland Yard.·      Steve’s role in investigating the London July 7 bombings.·      Steve’s time with Scotland Yard’s Murder Team.·      Steve’s retirement and his book, Murder Investigation Team: How Killers Are Really Caught. All of this and more on today’s episode of the Cops and Writers podcast.Check out Steve's website! Enjoy the Cops and Writer's book series.Please visit the Cops and Writers website.If you have a question for the sarge, hit him up at his email.Join the fun at the Cops and Writers Facebook groupFor you writers out there, Mark Dawson has opened up the wildly popular Ads for Authors class. Consider buying me a coffee :-)Do you enjoy gritty, action-packed real-life police dramas to get your fill of blood, heartache, and cop humor? You’ve come to the right series!Book one of Brew City Blues, Field Training, is now live and book two, Probation is now on pre-order and will be available for purchase on December 30, 2022, only on Amazon!Support the show
Today we have a very special episode for all of you. British Police Sergeant Ralph Kern Interviews American Law Enforcement Officers Adam Richardson And Patrick O'Donnell!As mentioned, on today’s show, we have two of the most esteemed guests this show has ever had. We’re going to chat with Patrick O’Donnell and B Adam Richardson, the founder of the Cops and Writers Facebook group, along with the books of the same name, and B Adam Richardson, creator of the Writer’s detective School and The Writers Detective Bureau Podcast and Facebook group.These are the go-to resources that anyone who wants to write a cop thriller should use. Even those of us who are cops trying our hand at writing should view them as an invaluable resource for articulating our real-world experiences to the page. For those who are a little confused about the role reversal here, when chatting during and after my own show, I realized how fascinating a career and life Patrick and Adam have had and how many questions I had for them. And I can’t be the only one in the group who feels like that. It would, pun slightly intended, be a crime not to get that out there for you Cops and Writers. First, can I just express the writing community’s thanks for the sheer amount of time and effort you gentlemen put in? The work you do is simply amazing.On today's show we discuss:Who are Patrick and Adam?Tell us about your upbringing. When did that first spark an interest in the Police? Why?What was the application and assessment process?What was the training school like?What was day one on the job like?What was the on-the-job training you received?First ‘sporty’ incident?How do your forces work in terms of structure/departments? Response, Detectives, Support, Forensics, etc?Your own career path?Most enjoyable period of your career?An experience that illustrates the real-life harshness of being a cop?Bringing it back telling us an amusing story from your career?What equipment are you equipped with?Ranks and responsibilities?How did you get into writing?What do you get out of it?About your books?About your characters?Realistic books / TV shows / Films which people can use as resources?Tropes that are unrepresentative or you simply dislike.You support writers both aspiring and veterans. What made you go down that line?Discussion on mental health within the Police. Thank you so much for everything you two do.Check out Ralph Kern's website!Visit Adam Richardson over at the Writers Detective Bureau website! Enjoy the Cops and Writer's book series.Please visit the Cops and Writers website.If you have a question for the sarge, hit him up at his email.Join the fun at the Cops and Writers Facebook groupConsideDo you enjoy gritty, action-packed real-life police dramas to get your fill of blood, heartache, and cop humor? You’ve come to the right series!Book one of Brew City Blues, Field Training, is now live and book two, Probation is now on pre-order and will be available for purchase on December 30, 2022, only on Amazon!Support the show
Welcome back to part two of my interview with “The” Narcos who helped bring down Pablo Escobar! Retired D.E.A. Agents Steve Murphy and Javier Peña. Javier Peña and Steve Murphy are former DEA agents best known for bringing down Colombian drug kingpin Pablo Escobar in the '90s, as dramatized in the first two seasons of the Netflix series Narcos and chronicled in their book Manhunters: How We Took Down Pablo Escobar. ​In today’s episode, we discuss:·      Their colleague’s reaction to their newfound fame.·      Who filled the void left by Pablo’s cocaine empire being destroyed?·      How Pablo Escobar gained so much wealth and power in a short amount of time.·      Pop culture’s fascination with high-profile criminals like Pablo Escobar.·      Have they gone back to Columbia after all these years?·      Their worldwide speaking tour and the feedback from the audience.·      The Game of Crimes Podcast. All of this and more on today’s episode of the Cops and Writers podcast.Learn more about Steve and Javier and their incredible story at their website! Check out the incredible podcast, Game of Crimes!Enjoy the Cops and Writer's book series.Please visit the Cops and Writers website.If you have a question for the sarge, hit him up at his email.Join the fun at the Cops and Writers Facebook groupConsider buying me a coffee :-)Support the show
Today I’m very excited to bring you episode one of two with “The” Narcos who helped bring down Pablo Escobar! Retired D.E.A. Agents Steve Murphy and Javier Peña. Javier Peña and Steve Murphy are former DEA agents best known for bringing down Colombian drug kingpin Pablo Escobar in the '90s, as dramatized in the first two seasons of the Netflix series Narcos and chronicled in their book Manhunters: How We Took Down Pablo Escobar. In today’s episode, we discuss:·      Pablo’s Hippos.·      Steve and Javier’s beginnings in law enforcement and their path to becoming D.E.A. Agents.·      How someone should prepare themselves to become a D.E.A. Agent.·      How both of their careers changed after bringing down one of the biggest cocaine dealers in history.·      What their role was in the Netflix series “Narcos” and how it has changed their lives.·      Their book Manhunters: How We Took Down Pablo Escobar.·      How Steve’s wife joined him in Columbia on this dangerous mission.All of this and more on today’s episode of the Cops and Writers podcast.Learn more about Steve and Javier and their incredible story at their website! Check out the incredible podcast, Game of Crimes!Enjoy the Cops and Writer's book series.Please visit the Cops and Writers website.If you have a question for the sarge, hit him up at his email.Join the fun at the Cops and Writers Facebook groupConsider buying me a coffee :-)Support the show
On today’s show, we will travel to sunny Florida to chat with the USA Today and Amazon bestselling author Dan Petrosini! A fan of books and films that have twists and are difficult to predict, Dan crafts his stories to prevent readers from guessing correctly. He writes every day, forcing the words out when necessary, and has written over twenty-five novels to date.Today’s show is for you crime writers who want to up your game!In today’s episode we discuss:·      Dan’s favorite quote, “The price of discipline is always less than the cost of regret.”·      Dan’s other career as a musician playing the tenor saxophone and the similarities to being a musician and an author.·      How he gets his police facts right.·      Dan’s successful marketing plan.·      How he became a USA Today's Best-Selling Author.·      The importance of series, especially a “flagship series.”·      His experience with audiobooks. ·      Why he is a self-published author. All of this and more on today’s episode of the Cops and Writers podcast.Visit Dan at his website! Check out Dan's Amazon Author's page! Read "The War of Art"Enjoy the Cops and Writer's book series.Please visit the Cops and Writers website.If you have a question for the sarge, hit him up at his email.Join the fun at the Cops and Writers Facebook groupConsider buying me a coffee :-)Do you enjoy gritty, action-packed real-life police dramas to get your fill of blood, heartache, and cop humor? You’ve come to the right series!Book one of Brew City Blues, Field Training, is now live and book two, Probation is now on pre-order and will be available for purchase on December 30, 2022, only on Amazon!Support the show
I’m happy to have returning guest Bryan Cohen on today's show. Bryan is the creator of Author Ad School, the founder of author copywriting agency Best Page Forward, and the MC of Self Publishing Live. He's also an author with eight novels self-published and over 150,000 books sold, as well as the co-host of The Sell More Books Show, a weekly podcast for self-published authors​In today’s episode, we discuss:·      The hottest trends in book publishing, including TikTok.·      The long-running Sell More Books Show Podcast.·      Indie authors selling direct.·      Bryan’s experience as a part of Pat Flynn’s mastermind group.·      The rewards and drawbacks of owning your own company.·      Building a career around a lifestyle.·      Best practices for advertising your books.·      Dealing with rejection. ·      Bryan’s success with his Kickstarter projects, including best practices.·      The importance of “Superfans!” And, how to keep them. All of this and more on today’s episode of the Cops and Writers podcast.Check out Bryan on Author Ad School.Visit Bryan at his website. Enjoy the Cops and Writer's book series.Please visit the Cops and Writers website.If you have a question for the sarge, hit him up at his email.Join the fun at the Cops and Writers Facebook groupWould you like to buy me a coffee?Support the show
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