This week, on the Writer's Detective Bureau, mass shooting aftermath, partners, and inside a detective office. I'm Adam Richardson, and this is the Writer's Detective Bureau.
Welcome to episode number 49 of the Writers Detective Bureau, the podcast dedicated to helping authors and screenwriters write professional quality, crime-related fiction. This week, I'd like to thank my gold shield patrons, Debra Dunbar from debradunbar.com, C.C. Jameson from ccjameson.com, Larry Keeton, Vicki Tharp of vickitharp.com, Dharma Kelleher of dharmakelleher.com, Chysann, who is @chrysanncreates on Twitter, and Jimmy Cowe of crimibox.com, for their support. I'd also like to thank my newest Coffee Club patron, Larry Darter, for pledging his support, as well as all of my longtime Coffee Club patrons for their support, month after month. And special thanks to Marco Carocari for upping his monthly pledge. You can find links to all of the writers supporting this episode by going to the show notes, at writersdetective.com/49. And to learn about setting up your own Patreon account for your author business, visit writersdetective.com/patreon. P-A-T-R-E-O-N.
As I record this, it is July 5th, 2019, and I am stunned at how quickly this year, even the last few weeks, have flown by. We are already in the second half of 2019. Now, this week has been especially busy for me, and I have, admittedly, lagged in getting the June APB email out on time. So, if you are an APB email list subscriber, expect it to hit your inbox on Saturday, July 6th. Speaking of which, sending out a monthly mailing list on the last day of the month was not one of my smarter ideas. So, this upcoming email is actually going to be titled the July APB, rather than June. So, you're not going to be missing one, it's just going to... hence forth, they're going to arrive the first-ish day of the month and be appropriately named for that month. I know this sounds logical now, and I apologize for taking so long to get this sorted out. If you aren't on the APB, you can join by going to writersdetective.com/mailinglist.
And one of the things that has my head rattling around, right now, is putting the finishing touches on my upcoming book, the Writer's Detective Handbook: Criminal Investigation for Authors and Screenwriters. The e-book version is currently up for presale, but rest assured, yes, there will be a print version. Since this is a reference book, and some of us require longer arms for reading, I'll put it that way, I am working on making it available in a large print format, since most bookstores won't allow me to shrink wrap a free pair of reading glasses to the cover. Ah, the joys of getting older. So, I will let you know when that becomes available for presale, the print version, and those of you that subscribed to the APB and opted in to help with the book, you will be getting a sneak peek from me in the... I want to say early August, the very beginning of August. So, to pre-order the kindle e-book, you can go to writersdetectivebureau.com/book, and I will let you know when the presale for the printed book is up.
All right, now, onto this week's questions. I have the best patrons. They show up week after week, with questions for me. And this week's first question comes from Coffee Club Patron Amanda Feyerbend from amandafeyerbend.com. Amanda asks, "What are the policies and procedures for handling the aftermath of a mass shooting event? Who investigates the crime? Is it a team effort between local detectives, FBI, DHS, et Cetera? If it's in Georgia, would the GBI get involved?" Now, GBI stands for Georgia Bureau of Investigation. "In my work in progress, the shooter escapes before police can arrest him. So, there is a concern about more attacks occurring. Thanks for all you do." Thank you, Amanda, and thank you for the question. More often than not, the response and the investigation are the local agency's responsibility. As chaotic and awful as mass shootings are, and I don't say this to be flippant... Continue reading...
If you like what you read here, consider joining the mailing list for updates, seminar notifications and more!