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Gavin Reese interviews authors and experts to help all writers compose more authentic cops, crimes, and criminals in their stories.

During his law enforcement career, Gavin comforted the dying, talked dozens out of suicide, and saved domestic abuse victims from their assailants. He’s taken child rapists, murderers, and human traffickers into police custody, and enjoyed the distinct honor of protecting visiting foreign royalty and national American political figures from both sides of the aisle. He's worked in Patrol, Training, SWAT, Special Investigations, Narcotics, & Dignitary Protection. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/writersbeatpodcast/support

Writers On The Beat: Crime Writers and Crime Fighters Gavin Reese

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Gavin Reese interviews authors and experts to help all writers compose more authentic cops, crimes, and criminals in their stories.

During his law enforcement career, Gavin comforted the dying, talked dozens out of suicide, and saved domestic abuse victims from their assailants. He’s taken child rapists, murderers, and human traffickers into police custody, and enjoyed the distinct honor of protecting visiting foreign royalty and national American political figures from both sides of the aisle. He's worked in Patrol, Training, SWAT, Special Investigations, Narcotics, & Dignitary Protection. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/writersbeatpodcast/support

    Former Cop and Acclaimed Author Aaron Philip Clark on Writing Crime Fiction

    Former Cop and Acclaimed Author Aaron Philip Clark on Writing Crime Fiction

    For this episode of Writers On The Beat, acclaimed author and screenwriter Aaron Philip Clark steps into the Interrogation Room to try getting his story straight. Aaron is a native son of Los Angeles, and he’s written works acclaimed by some of the heaviest hitters in writing today. Prior to putting pen to paper, he worked for the LAPD, and his experiences there informed his first fiction novel that came out last fall, entitled UNDER COLOR OF LAW. The main character, Trevor Finnegan, made critical errors during his rookie year that both set his career in motion and haunt his conscience. The second installment in this series, BLUE LIKE ME, releases in the fall of 2022.

    In this episode, Aaron and host Gavin Reese discuss writing authentic crime fiction, creating relatable and gripping characters, and who Aaron would want investigating his own homicide.

    Aaron’s works: https://www.amazon.com/stores/aaron-philip-clark/author/B075j8wrq6

    Aaron’s site: http://aaronphilipclark.com/

    Gavin’s works: https://www.amazon.com/Gavin-Reese/e/B072W5PPGS

    Gavin’s site: https://gavinreese.com

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    WRITERS ON THE BEAT: Acclaimed Debut Novelist and History PhD Peter Mann on Historical Fiction

    WRITERS ON THE BEAT: Acclaimed Debut Novelist and History PhD Peter Mann on Historical Fiction

    Acclaimed debut novelist Peter Mann steps into the Interrogation Room to try getting his story straight. Host Gavin Reese has questions. Peter better have the answers.

    Peter Mann has a Ph.D. in Modern European History and is a recipient of the Whiting Dissertation Fellowship. He teaches history and literature at Stanford and the University of San Francisco, and he’s also a graphic artist. Peter regularly creates and publishes “The Quixote Syndrome” comic strip.

    In this episode, Peter and host Gavin Reese discuss genre, reader expectations, crafting complex and flawed characters, and the historical inspiration for this unique story.

    Get THE TORQUED MAN now: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B09294LKBQ/

    Peter’s site and works: https://petermannbooks.com/

    Gavin’s works: https://www.amazon.com/Gavin-Reese/e/B072W5PPGS

    Gavin’s site: https://gavinreese.com

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    • 29 min
    WRITERS ON THE BEAT: Acclaimed Bestseller and Retired US Army LTC Brad Taylor on END OF DAYS

    WRITERS ON THE BEAT: Acclaimed Bestseller and Retired US Army LTC Brad Taylor on END OF DAYS

    Acclaimed international bestseller Brad Taylor steps in the Interrogation Room to try to get his story straight. Brad retired from the US Army as a Lieutenant Colonel in 2010 after more than twenty-one years of service. He spent of that with the 1stSpecial Forces Operational Detachment-Delta, commonly known as Delta Force. His last assignment was as an assistant professor of military science at The Citadel.

    Brad’s written fifteen New York Times bestsellers, and he’s back with the 16th full-length installment in his popular Pike Logan series. The latest release is called “End of Days,” and it relies heavily on Brad’s expertise in asymmetric warfare and security threat protection.

    In this episode, Brad and host Gavin Reese discuss research on lockdown, writing authentic, experience-based fiction, keeping series characters fresh, mentors, and which fictional characters Brad wants on Task Force Taylor.

    Get END OF DAYS now: https://www.amazon.com/End-Days-Logan-Novel-Thriller-ebook/dp/B0929275KP/

    Brad’s site and works: https://bradtaylorbooks.com/

    Gavin’s works: https://www.amazon.com/Gavin-Reese/e/B072W5PPGS

    Gavin’s site: https://gavinreese.com

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    • 18 min
    WRITERS ON THE BEAT: Acclaimed Bestselling Veterans Andrews & Wilson on WEB GRIFFIN - ROGUE ASSET

    WRITERS ON THE BEAT: Acclaimed Bestselling Veterans Andrews & Wilson on WEB GRIFFIN - ROGUE ASSET

    Brian Andrews and Jeffrey Wilson step into the Interrogation Room to try getting their stories straight about their latest release in the storied Presidential Agent series: W.E.B. GRIFFIN – ROGUE ASSET.

    Brian is a US Navy veteran, nuclear engineer, and former submarine officer. He graduated from Vanderbilt University with a degree in psychology, holds a Master's in business from Cornell, and is a Park Leadership Fellow. He is a principal contributor at Career Authors, a site dedicated to advancing the careers of aspiring and published writers: www.careerauthors.com.

    Brian and Jeff co-author the Wall Street Journal and #1 Amazon best-selling TIER ONE thriller series, and the pair were tapped to write the W.E.B Griffin Presidential Agent Series by Putnam.

    Jeffrey Wilson has at one time worked as an actor, a firefighter, a paramedic, a jet pilot, a diving instructor, a Naval Officer, and a Vascular and Trauma Surgeon. He also served numerous tours in Iraq and Afghanistan as a Navy combat surgeon, deploying with an East Coast-based SEAL Team as part of a Joint Special Operations Task Force.

    In this episode, Brian, Jeff, and Gavin discuss carrying on the Griffin universe, using their personal military experience to inform their writing, op-sec, and leveraging their success to help other veterans to successfully transition to civilian life.

    Get ROGUE ASSET now: https://www.andrews-wilson.com/books

    Andrews & Wilson site for books, merch, and veteran businesses worthy of your support: www.andrews-wilson.com

    Gavin’s works: https://www.amazon.com/Gavin-Reese/e/B072W5PPGS

    Gavin’s site: https://gavinreese.com

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    • 30 min
    WRITERS ON THE BEAT: NYT Bestseller Ralph Pezzullo on memoirs and SAIGON

    WRITERS ON THE BEAT: NYT Bestseller Ralph Pezzullo on memoirs and SAIGON

    NYT bestseller Ralph Pezzullo steps into the Interrogation Room to try getting his story straight about his latest release, a fictionalized memoir called SAIGON.

    Ralph grew up globetrotting as his father’s State Department assignments changed every few years. He lived in Saigon from 1962 to ’65, during the times of the Tonkin Gulf Incident, the overthrow of President Diem, a number of other coup d’etats, and almost daily Vietcong terror attacks against Americans. Ralph was in Bolivia while Che Guevara worked to establish a guerilla training camp there, and in Nicaragua during the first days of the Sandanista Revolution. He’s also lived in Uruguay, Mexico, Washington, D.C., Colombia, and Guatemala. He made friends with the locals wherever he lived, and he sometimes found that circumstances at the street level varied greatly from those advocated at higher levels of international diplomacy.

    Ralph’s critically acclaimed writing has included thriller and mystery novels, nonfiction, plays, screenplays, and investigative journalism. He’s worked with directors such as Oliver Stone and James Foley, and with former CIA covert operative Gary Bernsten and former LAPD detective Steve Hodel.

    His latest release, SAIGON, launched on November 1st. It’s a coming of age story based on his own experiences in Saigon during the early 60s.

    In this episode, Ralph and host Gavin Reese discuss writing memoirs, fictionalizing personal experiences, and who would investigate Ralph's homicide.



    Get SAIGON now: https://www.amazon.com/Saigon-Ralph-Pezzullo-ebook/dp/B09KT8LJ7T/

    Ralph’s site and works: https://ralphpezzulloauthor.com



    Gavin’s works: https://www.amazon.com/Gavin-Reese/e/B072W5PPGS

    Gavin’s site: https://gavinreese.com



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    • 32 min
    WRITERS ON THE BEAT: Acclaimed Writer David Rohlfing on Small Town Cops, Craft, and Heart Attacks

    WRITERS ON THE BEAT: Acclaimed Writer David Rohlfing on Small Town Cops, Craft, and Heart Attacks

    In this episode, retired businessman David Rohfling steps into the Interrogation Room to try getting his story straight.

    The first thing to known about David is that he suffered a major heart attack, a “widow maker,” in 2019 and had no sign of life for 15 minutes. Doctors brought him back, but he wants you to know that getting a Coronary Calcium CT Scan might help you avoid his fate. As most people with his condition are dead, he’d prefer that you not find out the hard way that your heart needs help.

    Back to the show!

    After a long career in business that allowed him to travel to all but one continent and countless countries around the globe, David created the Detective Sasha Frank Mystery Series. The award winning first novel in the series, “Deliberate Duplicity,” released in early January 2021. The second, “Cold Consequences,” released in July 2021, and the third installment will appear in 2022. David placed his detective in suburb of Bloomington, Illinois, which brings specific story and craft elements to his tales.

    David and Gavin discuss writing small town and suburban cops versus bid city detectives, research and authenticity, and how you might avoid your next heart attack.

    David’s site and works: https://davidrohlfing.com

    Gavin’s works: https://www.amazon.com/Gavin-Reese/e/B072W5PPGS

    Gavin’s site: https://gavinreese.com

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