Tips and Insights – January 2020

The following tips and insights are based on Catherine Hendricks’s discusson of her journey as a lawyer and mystery writer, which she presented at our January meeting. As a practicing attorney for 33 years, Catherine gathered lots of stories and a unique perspective on the criminal law process. Now she is writing under the name Sam Gaynor.

  • Don’t overlook agents or contests in the UK when trying to pitch your book. UK bookstores are thriving, and it’s a nation of avid readers.
  • One way to ensure the accuracy and authenticity of your mystery is to take advantage of training sessions available for civilians. For example, the nine-week Community Police Academy sponsored by the Seattle Police Department. Many communities offer similar full programs or one-day sessions.
  • You can also take advantage of police ride-along programs.  


Ride Alongs

Community Police Academies

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