Author and formre LEO, Lynn Hesse Interview; WOTS 028

Welcome to today’s show. I am interviewing Lynn Hesse. Lynn is the author of Well of Rage and the first place winner of the 2015 Oak Tree Press Contest, Cop Tales.  Lynn’s new book ‘ANOTHER KIND OF HERO will be out in September of this year.

About the author

Lynn Tharp-Hesse has completed her first manuscript based on her law enforcement experiences and how the isms separate us.

Her short story, “Murder: Food For Thought” was published in an anthology by Wising Up Press, Double Lives, Reinvention & Those We Leave Behind.  It is adapted in the short play, “We Hunt Our Young.” The play, with a dance abstract prologue, was workshopped and read through Emory’s Field, Schwartz Center in July 2011.

Another short play by Lynn, “Bam, Karma,” was produced through Cafe Medusa at Seven Stages Theatre in Atlanta in June 2012. “Bam, Karma,” which is about forgiveness, was performed in conjunction with the “Material Witness” art exhibition Sept. 26, 2013 and Nov. 7, 2013 at Agnes Scott College, Dana Fine Arts Exhibition, sponsored by the Georgia Chapter of The Women’s Caucus for Art.

About the book(s)

 “Well of Rage”  features Carly Redmund, a Mobile, Alabama, police recruit, who’s about to mess up her first crime scene.

She’s found evidence of a murder — a high school class ring — in the bottom of a well. Her training officer, J.C.  Grey, orders her to hand it over. Then he pockets it.

When a news van pulls in, Carly  learns that bones in the well may be those of Terence, a missing black kid from the 1970s. Grey tells her to keep her mouth shut.

What she doesn’t know is that a white supremacist group is involved.

Another Kind of Hero,” to be published by Desert Breeze. SEPT 2017

A casket full of drugs and money is found inside the Pick’n Pay in Forsyth, Ga., putting sisters Mavis and Helen at odds. Can a DEA agent, a ghost and the sisters foil the money laundering scheme, as this small town rocks and rolls in criminal activity?



This episode was also 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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