Sunday, April 19, 2009

Morgues, Guns and Fire Trucks

I went to the Mad Anthonys Writers Conference this weekend--and got to go to the REALLY FUN Writer's Police Academy. We toured the Hamilton, OH, morgue (saw everything there, but not a real autopsy, but there were lots of internal body parts in jars on the shelf!), the police station (we went through everything, booking, peeked in the holding cells, saw the training room, interview rooms...so cool). I got to handle unloaded guns, police belts, vests...

For a 48 Hours/Dead Men Talking geek like me, it was a total blast. The great Lee Lofland put it together, along with the Mad Anthony people. He has pictures from the first day on his blog -- and there's plenty of yours truly in there because I was in Lee's group.

Shirley

6 comments:

  1. Hi Shirley ~ just popping over to say hi and check out your blog! Sounds like you had an awesome time at the conference!!

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  2. Shirley - It was so nice to see you at the Writers Police Academy. I'm glad you enjoyed it. I hope we get a chance to have another one next year.

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  3. Welcome to the blog! Thanks for coming by!!

    Shirley

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  4. Lee,

    Definitely have it again next year! It was such a blast!

    Shirley

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  5. Hi Shirley,

    Mad Anthony was a blast. I have never had so much fun at a conference in my life. I think a big part was due to Lee Lofland.

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  6. Shirley,

    It was great to meet you at the conference--a really great conference, I should add. Also, your story about the long path to the publication of your first book was inspiring. (The unpublished like me need all the inspiration we can get.) Thanks for sharing the story.

    -Jeff Miller

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