Thriller writer, former US Naval Intelligence Officer James North is hosting me on his blog: Forensic Research and Crime Writing

Reblogged from James North. Sorry about the different lay-out. Research that Keeps Critics at Bay by Jane Risdon I am the guest author on Thriller writer, former US Naval Intelligence Officer, James North’s blog. Posted on May 18, 2016 by James North On several occasions, recently, I’ve been asked to provide my expertise to authors whose books have featured characters in the Music Industry – I’ve worked in the International Music Business for most of my adult life – and it got me thinking about my own writing and areas where I’ve been in need of ‘expert’ advice. I write crime stories and sometimes they venture into the hazy world of MI5 and MI6, and although I can call on my own experience back in my distant youth when I worked at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in Whitehall, London, limited though it might be, I still need to clarify details and exactly what each part of the British Secret Security Services does. Of course I can always delve into their websites for general information and it is now possible to contact their Press Offices who are happy to work with authors. I’ve also been fortunate enough to have met a retired Detective Chief Inspector – also an author – on Facebook, who has been kind enough from time to time to answer my many question about police procedure. It is important as writers, especially crime writers, to get […]

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