Wednesday, August 21, 2013
For those of you who are not familiar with the Rocky Bluff P.D.series, its much different than you might expect. Besides the fact that the police officer in these stories are confronted with crimes to solve, the spotlight is often on the officers themselves and what is happening in their private lives.
When I first started writing this series--though at the time I had no idea it would continue on past Final Respects, my goal was to show how the job affected the families and what was going on at home and in he officers' private lives affected the job.
Though many of the characters and their lives continue from one book to the next, the books can all be read as a stand-alone. Every mystery is solved by the end.
Though I've never been in law enforcement, I've always had people involved in law enforcement in my life. My uncle was a police officer and I babysat for the cop's family who lived up the street when I was a kid. We lived in a neighborhood full of cops and partied with them and I had coffee with their wives. My daughter married a police officer who liked to tell me stories and took me on a ride-along.
I joined Public Safety Writers Association back when it was The Police Writers Club--when it transitioned I took over planning the program for their conference. Of course I became friends with lots of police officers then, active and retired. Though I've now turned over the job as program chair, I'm still an active member of the group.
Some of the earlier books are a bit more graphic than how I write now--think I've softened a bit with age.
If you haven't tried one yet, now would be a good time. They are all available on Amazon as either paperbooks or for Kindle. And remember, I write them as F. M. Meredith.