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.

 Announcements

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

 

Kelly Grayson interview WOTS 008

Today I am interviewing Kelly Grayson, paramedic, instructor, blogger, podcaster and author. His books in the Life Death and Everything in-between have been entertaining and educating for over 10 years. His co-authoring of Success for the   critical care paramedic has helped countless paramedics in their studies.

About the author

Steven Kelly Grayson is a critical care paramedic and EMS educator in southwest Louisiana. He is the father of an enchanting thirteen-year-old daughter, and enjoys hunting, shooting and outdoor activities. He has five books currently available and also does a bit of podcasting with the Inside EMS show

By day, he is a mild-mannered author and EMS educator, but by night, dressed in his superhero costume of Day-Glo traffic vest and multi-pocketed EMS pants, he prowls the dark recesses of the city in search of little old ladies who have fallen and can’t get up.

 

About the books

 Steven “Kelly” Grayson has seen the best of us at our worst. When hearts stop working, when blood alcohol levels exceed limits we shouldn’t contemplate, when bodies are extricated from car wrecks, he’s been there to pick up the pieces, save our lives, and watch us slip away. En Route is an unflinching look at the heart of a paramedic and the profession that shaped him. Grayson’s touching stories of life and death and the hilarious ones of times in between are here to give us an insight of what happens after we call 911, the ambulance doors close, or even what happens inside the ER when the nurse shows the family to the waiting room.

SUCCESS! FOR THE CRITICAL CARE PARAMEDIC, is the book to help paramedics obtain their Critical Care Paramedic certification. . Blending a comprehensive collection of practice exam questions with helpful test-taking tips and student hints, all items reference the DoT’s objectives. As you build confidence by digging into this rich content review, you’ll find that the Brady/Prentice Hall Health test preparation system is a blueprint for success.

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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 Kevin Grange. Kevin is the author of ‘Lights & Sirens (The education of a paramedic) and Beneath Blossom Rain (Discovering Bhutan, the toughest trek in the world).

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Words off the street

www.wordsoffthestreet.com

streetwordspodcast@gmail.com

https://www.facebook.com/Words-off-the-Street

@streetwordscast on Twitter

 Guest Kelly Grayson

WEBSITE

http://www.ambulancedriverfiles.com

FACEBOOK

https://www.facebook.com/StevenKellyGrayson?fref=ts

AMAZON AUTHOR PAGE

https://www.amazon.com/Steven-Kelly-Grayson/e/B002K8XNYA

EMAIL

ateupmedic3033@yahoo.com

 

Bernard Schaffer Interview WOTS 007

Welcome everyone. Today I am interviewing Bernard Schaffer a prolific author with 20+ pieces of work including novels, short stories, non-fiction in varied genres including children’s books, philosophy, fiction, fantasy, Science Fiction, crime drama. Bernard is a police detective in Philadelphia and was a child star at in his youth on Nickelodeon.

About the author

Bernard Schaffer is the author of multiple books that span a wide variety of genres, including literature, police procedurals, and science fiction westerns. He has worked on several projects with famous authors such as Harlan Ellison, Alan Dean Foster, and Bill Thompson (the editor who discovered Stephen King and John Grisham).
Recently, he collaborated with J.A. Konrath on two books that feature Konrath’s best-selling Lt. Jack Daniels characters and Schaffer’s own Superbia series.
A lifelong resident of the Philadelphia area, he is the proud father of two children. In addition to writing and publishing, he is a decorated police veteran detective and expert witness in narcotics distribution. In the late eighties, Schaffer was a child actor who appeared on stage and screen, including starring in the Nickelodeon series, “Don’t Just Sit There.”

About the books   Bibliography

Schaffer has self-published several works, including:

  • Women and Other Monsters (short story collection; May 2011)
  • Whitechapel: the Final Stand of Sherlock Holmes (a Sherlock Holmes pastiche novel; 16 June 2011)
  • Guns of Seneca 6 (sci-fi western; October 2011)
  • Ancient Rituals (short story collection; 12 January 2012)
  • Superbia (crime novel;20 January 2012)
  • The Kyoshi Scrolls (samurai/zombie novella; 1 Feb 2012)
  • Codename: Omega (novella collection; 7 March 2012)
  • Knife Fights (essays and poetry; 22 March 2012), formerly the project titled “Codex Leicester
  • Superbia II (crime novel; 25 March 2012)
  • Simple Ebook Formatting in 10 Easy Steps (formatting how-to; 11 May 2012)
  • Coordinates to Unmapped Places (fiction collection; 16 May 2012)
  • Chambered Rounds (non-fiction collection; 16 May 2012)
  • Magnificent Guns of Seneca 6 (sci-fi western; 10 July 2012)
  • Overdogs (fiction collection; 12 September 2012)
  • Immaculate Killers (sci-fi western; 6 December 2012)
  • Grendel Unit: Bad Day at Khor-wa (military science fiction; 2 February 2013)
  • Superbia 3 (crime novel; 27 April 2013)
  • The Girl From Tenerife (Fiction 15 January 2014)
  • Codex Fantastica (anthology 31 May 2014)
  • Saokata (fantasy 2014-05-22)
  • Tiny Dragons 1: The Sky Dragons (fantasy 2013-07-31)
  • Grendel Unit 2: Ignition Sequence ( military science fiction 2014-03-17)
  • Grendel Unit 3: Fight thePower (military science fiction 2014-07-15)
  • Way of the Warrior: Collected Edition Books 1+2 (Law Enforcement Philosophy 2014-06-25)

He is also the founder of the short-fiction anthology Kindle All-Stars, contributing the Seneca 6 story “Old-Time Lawmen” to the first collection, Resistance Front, and the story “Carnival of Cryptids” in the second collection, Carnival of Crypids. His upcoming projects include the historical sequel Whitechapel 2: Inspector Lestrade and the Torso Killer, the sword-and-sorcery fantasy story The Widow Sword, and a third installment of the Kindle All-Stars anthology.

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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 pub-lic speaking dates.

Announcements

Remember that next week we will be interviewing Kelly Grayson, Paramedic, author, blogger and podcaster.

  Show Links

Words off the street

www.wordsoffthestreet.com

streetwordscast@gmail.com

https://www.facebook.com/Words-off-the-Street

@streetwordscast on Twitter

Guest Bernard Schaffer

http://www.bernardschaffer.com/

https://www.facebook.com/BernardSchafferAuthor/

TWITTER: @BernardSchaffer

AMAZON AUTHOR PAGE