For those of you not personally experienced with a life of crime, cop and author Adam Plantinga will share his inside knowledge of how to write realistic crime fiction.
Adam is the author of 400 Things Cops Know: Street-Smart Lessons From A Veteran Patrolman, a collection of insights into our society and offbeat personal anecdotes taken from his years as a police office. His new book: Police Craft; What Cops Know About Crime, Community and Violence, expands on that with volatile topics including use of force, special operations, death and dying, racial profiling, police and street culture, interrogation techniques, the collection and preservation of evidence and more.
The Wall Street Journal dubbed 400 Things “the new bible for crime writers,” with authors such as Lee Child and Joseph Wambaugh weighing in on it. With more than 30,000 sold, Plantinga jokes that all but a few “were likely purchased by relatives.”
Be prepared to learn a lot at this session!