My Saturday plans start with going to the San Diego Christian Writers' Guild Spring Event!
Spring Fellowship Brunch: April 26, 2014. The Cove at The Church of Rancho Bernardo.
Special guest speaker:
Bob Hamer. Bob retired from the Federal Bureau of Investigation after 26 years as a Special Agent. He worked organized crime, gangs, terrorism, and child exploitation. Much of his career was spent undercover.
In assignments lasting anywhere from several days to more than three years, Bob successfully posed as a drug dealer, contract killer, residential burglar, fence, pedophile, degenerate gambler, international weapons dealer, and white-collar criminal.He worked undercover against such diverse groups as the La Cosa Nostra, the Sicilian, Mexican, and Russian mafias, Asian organized crime groups, and Los Angeles based street gangs. His successful infiltration of NAMBLA (North American Man/Boy Love Association) resulted in the arrest of eight members of what one defendant called the organization’s “inner circle.”
Bob received numerous awards throughout his career including the coveted FBI Director’s Award for Distinguished Service, five United States Attorney Awards for Distinguished Service, and numerous letters of commendation including one from then US Attorney Rudy Giuliani.
Bob is a member of the San Diego Christian Writers Guild, the Writers Guild of America and has written for television. He has worked as the technical advisor for The Inside and Angela’s Eyes and has consulted for Law & Order: SVU and Sleeper Cell. He has appeared as a guest on numerous TV and radio programs including Oprah, Sean Hannity, The 700 Club, and Laura Ingraham. He is the author of three award-winning books: THE LAST UNDERCOVER: The True Story of an FBI Agent’s Dangerous Dance with Evil (Hachette Book Group, USA, Center Street Press), a novel, ENEMIES AMONG US (B&H Publishing, Fidelis), and a second novel, TARGETS DOWN (B&H Publishing). He also collaborated with New York Times best-selling author Oliver North to write AMERICAN HEROES ON THE HOMEFRONT (Simon and Schuster).
A Marine Corps veteran, Bob is married and has two children.
Then I'm going to go to the Bonita-Sunnyside Library for:
Meet mother and son authors Mary Gale Hinrichsen and Greg Reid. Hinrichsen has lived in Bonita 25 years, and now resides in Eastlake. She has authored five books. She will discuss her first novel, "Ethics of a Thief," released this winter. Reid is the author of "Stickability," he is also a motivational speaker and movie producer. Both mother and son will speak about their books as well as sign and sell copies of them following the event.
Then I'm going to go home and write! :-) It's going to be an incredible Saturday!
A good friend of mine, Fern McCostigan, is a blogger. He currently writes for Bubblews and Wikinuts.
He started blogging on the yahoo Contributer Network, but he has now moved onto his currently blogging sites.
His favorite subject to blog about is wine and soccer, which are his expertise. He also blogs about politics.
Fern is a talented writer, and we have worked together many times. I have learned a lot about soccer from reading his articles. He knows what he's talking about.
Thank you Fern for writing a blog about my book. I am so blessed to have such good friends!
To read his blog, go to: http://www.bubblews.com/account/83082-ferncost14
I now have a new "favicon" logo for my website, and my logo will appear on many of my books. I want to thank Megan Webster for making my logo! She also edited the cover of Mysterious Warriors: Unity.
Megan is a very talented young woman. She has a degree in Advertising and Graphics from the Art Institute of California. She specializes in photo retouch, branding, logos, and graphics.
She is the mama of her precious cat: Peekaboo. She works part time in the photo lab at Costco and at the door where she is kind, caring, and provides excellent member service. She loves to travel, snowboard, take photos, and spend time with her friends and family.
She is professional and artistic. Megan did everything I asked her to, and everything turned out better than I expected. Her work was done quickly and efficiently.
I highly recommend Megan. You can contact her at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hello. I am Tiffany N. Hayden. I was born in San Diego, and I have been there ever since. I got married May 19, 2012 to my amazing husband. We are youth leaders at Vista Grande Community Church.
My parents have been married since 1976, and they are a true inspiration to me. They have supported me through this incredible journey. I also have a sister, brother-in-law, niece, and brother. My family is incredible!
My best friend is my cover artist and personal stylist. She is extremely talented, as is her husband.
Myself, I am a geeky, adventurous Christian girl. I am a huge Star Wars and superhero fan who loves to go spelunking, rock climbing, zip lining, horseback riding and has a personal relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ. He has led me through so many things in life, and I am SO grateful for Him. I am a member of the San Diego Christian Writers' Guild. I have learned a lot since joining in August 2012. I am currently in two critique groups.
I've also taken a Novel Writing class at Grossmont College with Lisa Shapiro. My writing is now separated by Pre-Lisa work (which isn't very good) and Post-Lisa work (which is much better!)
I decided the be an author when I was nine, and I've been working on it since. My very first book written was Mysterious Warriors. The original has been rewritten several times by now. My first published book is Child of Prophecy.
My favorite authors are Tamora Pierce, Sherwood Smith, Gail Carson Levine, Bruce Coville, Louis Sachar, Jane Austen, and L. J. Smith.
Aunt. Born Again Christian. Daughter. Friend. Geek. Librarian. Mother. Sister. Wife. Writer.