Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Gary P. Jones -

I met Gary at the Southeastern Writer's Conference. He has written two books about his experiences as a police officer. One is "Badge 149: Shots Fired" and the other is "Saints, Sinners, and Survivors".

I've purchased both books but have only read Badge 149. The books are a revelation of an honest man doing a difficult job. In my opinion, if you are a writer writing about law enforcement, his books are good in creating a more accurate world in perspective to law enforcement.

I have gone to  Writer's Police Academy which is great. I highly recommend it. I'm still a book snob; so , a thriller has got to go a long way to move up in my tbr pile. But it is quite an event to create people and worlds.

I originally created a law enforcement character in a book that was not realistic and will disappear with the computer hard drive that stored it. I was glad to attend this conference. It broadened my view of law enforcement. Gary's book gave me a view of a regular cop doing his job and going home alive. Gary is very close to my original character. Except that character has some big hang-ups Gary does not have. lol

Anyway, I love non-fiction and this was great.


Gary's website is http://www.badge149.com


  1. I too love non-fiction stories..I mean it is great to read about people's heroic deeds. Don't you think it would leave a mark on the readers? Brave people out there

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  2. Hi Ann - sounds an interesting author to read ... especially as he has experience in his field. One day perhaps! Cheers Hilary


  3. It's always best to learn from someone who's actually done it. You can find procedures and stuff online, but talking to someone who's walked the walk is best.

  4. Someone who has been there done that sure can bring more to it than those who haven't. Or at least bring it with ease a heck of a lot better.

  5. I read a lot of detective novels, reading all of Edna Buchanan now

  6. I enjoy detective books and movies - Sounds like a good book. Thanks for the recommendation.

  7. I am the opposite of a book snob - will read anything that catches my interest! Sounds like a great book to bolster research on the subject.



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