Heather Hilliard Interview WOTS 013

Today I am interviewing Heather Hilliard. I have known Heather for 20 years ever since she was a student at Tulane Univ. and a member of their campus emergency medical unit. She also volunteered with the city of New Orleans and was subjected to the torture of riding with me on numerous occasions. She is currently teaching at the graduate and undergraduate level and consulting in communications and with her in depth background in Emergency Management definitely fits the bill of a member of public safety.

About the author

Since 1993, Heather Munro Hilliard has been involved in homeland security and emergency management.  Earning her two masters degrees before she was 24 years old, she rose quickly to the pinnacle of her career and decided it was time to create fictional works about things she had seen (or maybe not… it is fiction).

Currently teaching at the graduate and undergraduate level and consulting in communications, she is able to spend quality time on writing thoughtful storylines with complex characters and intricate historical references.  Drawing the reader into the heart of the story, she is able to make the reader feel the pace of the action, breathe emotions wrenched from beloved characters and feed the hatred against the loathed protagonist.

While her academic works live in one realm, the new generation of her writing lives through her publisher, R. Roan Enterprises LLC, so that readers everywhere may enjoy her well-crafted stories.  Her first novel, Mirage, is the first book in The Elements series, which is designed to explore the elements of corruption in society.  Mirage was released in hardback and ebook in May of 2016.

About the book

 Mirage – In a city loved by many while understood by few, Sarah finds her New Orleans office at the center of a terrorist threat just weeks away from the national professional championship football game. As game day approaches and more clues point to the mastermind behind the operation, she works with a variety of interesting players to find out who is trying to carry out the threat – and why.

Mirage is Book One of a new series, The Elements.  These true crime and mystery stories are built around the five elements – water, fire, earth, metal and air – as well as incorporating aspects of the five corruptible areas of human society – government, religion, economics, war and education.  Stay tuned for the next book, Cardinal, the second book of The Elements.

 Publications – Academic

  • Chopra, Ankush (PhD). A Sixty Minute Guide to Disruption. September 2016. Available through his Empowering Innovators website.
  • Parker, Karen Curry. Abundance by Design. Colorado Springs, Colorado: GracePoint Publishing. September 2016. Best Seller Editor: Heather M. Hilliard
  • AP English 2017, SAT English 2017, CLEP Literature 2017. Boston, Massachusetts: XAMonline Publishing (released May 2016).   Author: Heather M. Hilliard
  • James, Devon S. Inside Ferguson: A Voice for the Voiceless. St. Louis, Missouri: Destiny Publishing, LLC. February 2016. Contributing Editor: Heather M. Hilliard
  • Understanding Homeland Security.  Sage Publications. October 2013. Contributing Editor: Heather M. Hilliard, CEM
  • “Countering Agroenvironmental Terrorism.” Counterterrorism: From the Cold War to the War on Terror. Ed. Frank C. Shanty. Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger. ABC-CLIO. October 2012. Author: Heather M. Hilliard, CEM
  • ​Cedyco Manila Village Abandoned Oil Production Facility Response and Report. September 2011 – January 2012. Unified Command Team Member: Heather M. Hilliard, CEM
  • Reconstruction and Nation Building Industry Course; “BP Oil Spill Ramifications at a local level”. US Industrial College of the Armed Forces. April 2011. Author: Heather M. Hilliard, CEM
  • “NIMS in the Field” as well as “Disaster Communications”. Emergency Medical Services Institute, Annual Conference.  March 2011. Author: Heather M. Hilliard, CEM
  • “Response and Recovery, Current Status”, USNORTHCOM. January 2011.Author: Heather M. Hilliard
  • “New Orleans and Louisiana, Response and Recovery”, DOD/IBRD. September 2010
    Author: Heather M. Hilliard, CEM
  • Louisiana DHH, Chemical Weapons and Countermeasures Training and CHEMPACK Tabletop; Exercise Director and Facilitator. 2010. Author: Heather M. Hilliard, CEM
  • “Fear of Crime and Collective Action: An Analysis of Coping Strategies”. Sociological Inquiry 68(3): 312-328.  Authors: Lesley Williams Reid, J. Timmons Roberts and Heather Hilliard.

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Guest : Heather Hilliard

 WEBSITE: http://www.heathermunrohilliard.com/home.html

EMAIL: Heather.Hilliard@rre-llc.com

AMAZON: https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=dp_byline_sr_ebooks_1?ie=UTF8&text=Heather+Munro+Hilliard&search-alias=digital-text&field-author=Heather+Munro+Hilliard&sort=relevancerank

Greg Friese Interview WOTS 012

This week we interview the Editor and Chief of  www.ems1.com, Greg Friese. Listen in as Greg  gives us insight into his career and work……enjoy!

About the Editor, author, Podcaster

Greg Friese is EMS1’s Editor-in-Chief, responsible for the site’s content direction and focused on columnist management and recruitment, management of content partnerships, editorial planning and broad site supervision.

Greg was the co-host of the award winning EMSEduCast podcast, the only podcast by and for EMS educators. Greg has written for EMS1.com,  JEMS.com, Wilderness Medical Associates, JEMS Magazine, EMSWorld.com and EMS World Magazine, and the NAEMSE Educator Newsletter.

Prior to the Praetorian Group, Greg served as Director of Education for CentreLearn Solutions, LLC. He is also an e-learning designer, writer, podcaster, presenter, paramedic, and marathon runner.

 About his work

Below are the links to the last 10 articles posted by Greg on www.ems1.com and firerescue1.com

  CPR: Make the adults learn it

  Report: ePCR software has room for improvement

  Rapid reaction: 3 active shooter, mass killing truths

  What data tells us about EMS workforce injuries1

  Rapid reaction: EMT student shot, run over for caring4

  What a President Trump means for EMS15

  3 paramedic habits I can’t shake1

  Why EMS needs more protection on roadway incidents2

  How body-worn cameras improve EMS documentation

  Why chronic pain is a neurodegenerative disease

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Guest : Greg Friese

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EMAIL: greg.friese@ems1.com

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Sean Fitzmorris Interview WOTS 011

This week we interview a long time friend and former co-worker in New Orleans, Sean Fitzmorris. Listen in as Sean  gives us insight into his career and work……enjoy!

About the author

Sean Fitzmorris is the author of the thriller ‘Found Wanting’ A tale of a serial killer. This killer also happens to be the paramedic you call to render aid. Sean is a Registered Nurse at University Hospital, New Orleans and was a paramedic with the city until 2010.

About the book

Death isn’t unusual in the back of an ambulance-or is it? Author Sean Fitzmorris draws on his many years of experience as a paramedic and a nurse to tell the story of Found Wanting. Marc is a veteran paramedic in New Orleans. Years of dealing with the worst of society have hardened him and left him with a dark secret. His partner, Brian, is a brand-new Emt who wants only to help everyone. Follow Marc and Brian as they respond to 911 calls. It’s hard for Brian to keep his positive outlook, but what will he do when he begins to get suspicious at the unusual deaths in his ambulance?

In our New, News, and Noteworthy

This past week the 2017 reunion for New Orleans EMS and Charity Hospital employees was held at the Bayou Beer Garden. Great to see all those folks. Below you can find links to the pictures that I took as well as sound clips from some of the folks!!!

One thing that I did wish to share is Red Huling, my former boss ay the New Orleans Health Department as well as a friend is battling stage 2 pancreatic cancer. A GOFUNDME page has been set up to offset the costs of his treatment and daily expenses. Red has dedicated his life to public service as a firefighter, a medic and a nurse. Please take a minute to go to the page and make a donation. Its good for your karma and you never know when you could use the help. CLICK HERE

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This episode was brought to you by Xiphos Books & Training. Xiphos Books is responsible for books such as ‘Welcome to New Orleans… How many shots did you hear? Volume 1 and 2 as well as the fiction novel A Salty Life & A Traitor’s Death. Be sure to stop by their website and look at their books, training and public speaking dates.

 Announcements

Remember that next week we will be interviewing the Editor-and-Chief of EMS1.com, GREG FRIESE……………   DON’T MISS IT!

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Guest : Sean Fitzmorris

WEBSITE: http://newburningtiger.blogspot.com/

FACEBOOK:https://www.facebook.com/sfitzmorris

https://www.amazon.com/Found-Wanting-Sean-Fitzmorris-ebook/dp/B0041G6N6O/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1489439204&sr=1-1

 

Michael Morse Interview WOTS 010

This week we interview Micheal Morse. Mike  gives us insight into his career and work……enjoy!

About the author

Michael Morse lives in Warwick, RI with his wife, Cheryl, two Maine Coon cats, Lunabelle and Victoria Mae and Mr. Wilson, their dog. Daughters Danielle and Brittany live nearby. Michael spent twenty-three years working in Providence, (RI) as a firefighter/EMT before retiring in 2013 as Captain, Rescue Co. 5. His books and articles offer fellow firefighter/EMT’s and the general population alike a poignant glimpse into one person’s journey through life, work and hope for the future.

 About the books

CITY LIFE Rescue Lieutenant Michael Morse brings you into the homes, minds and hearts of the people who live in one of America’s oldest and most diverse cities. He takes you along for a breathtaking ride as he responds to emergencies that can be heartwarming, hilarious—and sometimes tragic. From the profound to the absurd, from challenging situations to total disbelief, it’s all simply a day at work for our firefighters, EMT’s and police officers.

  RESCUEING PROVIDENCE Former EMT and firefighter Michael Morse takes you along for the ride as he and his fellow officers respond to 24 emergency calls in a 34-hour period. Rescuing Providence is a fascinating glimpse into the daily lives of the people who do a critical job that is often dangerous, sometimes thankless, but ultimately rewarding.

 Rescue 1 Responding is a gripping first-person account of life as a first responder. Lieutenant Michael Morse, an eighteen year veteran EMT and firefighter takes us on a compelling and emotionally charged ride through the streets of Providence, RI. Experience the heartache and joy of losing and saving lives during this incredible journey. The story that unfolds is true and the people are rea

 MR WILSON MAKES IT HOME When Michael and Cheryl Morse slowly drifted apart amid an empty nest, her diagnosis of multiple sclerosis, his symptoms of PTSD, and the grief of losing their two beloved dogs—put down on the same day three years prior—it became apparent their lives were in need of a little joy. Enter an energetic, white ball of fluff known as Mr. Wilson.

Mr. Wilson’s story begins in Arkansas, where he was left in a leaky, drafty barn for days—the result of a child who couldn’t care for him and a woman who wouldn’t. An escape artist, he eventually found himself on a country road where he was discovered by a neighbor. Familiar with his current living conditions, she took him in, cleaned him up, and created an online adoption profile for him. In Rhode Island, Cheryl Morse clicked on Mr. Wilson’s photo and instantly fell in love.

A few days later, Mr. Wilson arrived in Rhode Island by a tractor trailer full of dogs needing homes. Upon meeting the Morses, he was happy, affectionate, and excited—but how long would it last? Would they be able to care for him and themselves? Had he finally found his forever home? What if they had cats?

In Mr. Wilson Makes It Home, the joy Michael and Cheryl so badly needed comes in the form of an adorable schnoodle named Mr. Wilson. This animal rescue story tells of the love, recovery, faith, and hope that a pet can bring to a brokenhearted family.

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 This episode was brought to you by Xiphos Books & Training. Xiphos Books is responsible for books such as ‘Welcome to New Orleans… How many shots did you hear? Volume 1 and 2 as well as the fiction novel A Salty Life & A Traitor’s Death. Be sure to stop by their website and look at their books, training and public speaking dates.

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Remember that next week we will be interviewing Sean Fitzmorris. Sean is the author of Found Wanting.

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 Guest Micheal Morse

WEBSITE: http://www.rescuingprovidence.com/

EMAIL: mmorsepfd@aol.com

FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/Rescuing-Providence-273947562721391/?fref=ts

 

Warren V. Pope interview WOTS 009

Welcome to our first filed interview. I’m sitting down at Mojo’s coffee shop in New Orleans with retired NOPD Sgt Warren Pope to discuss his writing and career.

About the author

Warren is a  retired sergeant from the New Orleans Police Department. He is a divorced father of two and a Katrina survivor and enjoy writing about his experiences as a cop. There is no doubt he has a sense of humor.

He is from New Orleans and have spent his whole life (so far) in this, the most beautiful of American cities.

About the books

 Growing up in Blue

This is a narrative of a young Officer’s journey through the New Orleans Police Department, told in a series of tales…humor being a necessary part of such a narrative

…from the bottom of my City

…from the bottom of my City is a collection of short stories that recalls a young mans growth from naïve rookie to seasoned veteran, with a few other recollections thrown in to balance the impression the collection offers. Being a cop unavoidably involves politics which often distracts one from accomplishing his mission. Frustration an Laughter go hand-in-hand in the humid, nitty-gritty streets of the magical City that is New Orleans..

Running from the Police volumes 1-4

This serial documents the journey of a young man through the New Orleans Police Department’s academy and through his years and assignments. There are some surprises in store…

And Several Others……………………………

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This episode was brought to you by Xiphos Books & Training. Xiphos Books is responsible for books such as ‘Welcome to New Orleans… How many shots did you hear? Volume 1 and 2 as well as the fiction novel A Salty Life & A Traitor’s Death. Be sure to stop by their website and look at their books, training and public speaking dates.

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Remember that next week we will be interviewing Michael Morse. Michael is the author of CITY LIFE and several other great books relating Fire and EMS tales.

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 Guest Warren Pope

FACEBOOK

https://www.facebook.com/WarrenVPope/

AMAZON AUTHOR PAGE

https://www.amazon.com/Warren-Pope/e/B00BB3BJ46/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_2?qid=1488213388&sr=8-2