Welcome everyone. Today I am interviewing Thonie Hevron. Thonie has had a long public safety career touching many departments and positions. She is now an accomplished author with 3 books to her credit as well as having works in several anthologies.
About The Author
In 1973, on a dare, Thonie tested with San Rafael Police Department for Parking Enforcement Officer. Yes, she got the job and became Rita the Meter Maid for three years. In 1981, she got a job with Petaluma Police as a Community Service Officer and dispatcher. 1983 brought a divorce and after seven years on the street, she traded jobs with a dispatcher and went inside.
Thonie moved to Bishop, California where she worked as a dispatcher for Bishop PD. Then, in 2004, again, she was offered a job she couldn’t refuse–dispatcher for Rohnert Park Department of Public Safety. Thrilled to be back in Sonoma County, she finally retired in 2011 after a cumulative 35 years of service.
Now focused on fiction writing, she takes a break with fitness workouts and cycling with Danny and riding horses. Thonie’s job history gives her a rich and textured understanding of the complex life of the men and women behind the badge. She looks forward to penning the stories she has lived in law enforcement.
About The books
With Malice Aforethought ISBN-9780999095508
Sonoma Sheriff’s Office Violent Crimes Detectives investigating a homicide in the isolated Warm Springs area discover a sinister paramilitary group gearing up for an assault very soon. Unable to call for back up because there’s no radio communications in the remote Northern California hills. They must act to stop the threat.
By Force or Fear ISBN-13-9880770074082
A dream promotion for Sonoma County Sheriff’s Deputy Meredith yan turns into a deadly nightmare. Ryan’s determination to solve her first homicide case may make it her last.
Intent to Hold ISBN-56-6784659396375
Sonoma County Sheriff’s Deputy Nick Reyes gets a call for help from his estranged wife in Mexico. With his partner, Meredith Ryan, they are plunged into a morass of intrigue and betrayal which threatens them and the lives of Nick and his family.
Beyond Boundaries: Redwood Writers 2013 Anthology ISBN-13: 978-1491087534
Sample the best of 2013 offerings from Redwood Writers. Look for short story, Jack Daniels, by Thonie Hevron
Felons, Flames & Ambulance Rides: Public Safety Writers Association 2013 Anthology ISBN-978-1610091084
This anthology is a collection of stories by and about America’s public safety heroes. Thonie’s short story, Jack Daniels, also appears
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