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!
This week, I'm going to the Fall Conference put on by the San Diego Christian Writers' Guild. I am thrilled to be able to attend. I went last year for the first time and learned so much. My favorite workshop was called "Speculative Fiction: Some of us are just weird" and put on by Jeff Gerke. That workshop changed how I form my fantasy worlds and opened my eyes to exactly what I need to include in a book (like cities for my fantasy world... as well as a million other things).
This year, I can't wait to find out what God has in store for me. I am planning to promote myself more (since I have two books out, that will be easier) with business cards. I hope to speak to more people and get lots of feedback.
Aunt. Born Again Christian. Daughter. Friend. Geek. Librarian. Mother. Sister. Wife. Writer.