"A Blue Anthology - Cops Writing Crime" (Working Title only)
If you follow my blogs and tweets, you'll know about my project "Cops Writing Crime". Starting last year, I set out to collect all the crime fiction authors I could find who had served (or are still serving in some cases) as police officers or related law enforcement roles. I've also included a handful of PIs. My interest in this category of crime writer, apart from being one myself, is the sheer realism that I've found in any crime fiction I've read from ex-cops.
Check out The Squad - Also: Cops Writing Crime
As at today (26 Sept. 2018), I've collected 131 members for The Squad, from all over the world. I'm not aware of any similar project, let alone an anthology dedicated to this cohort of crime fiction writers. Well, I'm going to change that and have a lot of fun in the process.
I'll firm up all the parameters in due course, but I'm keen to hear from members of The Squad who would potentially be interested in contributing.
I won't be able to pay you, but it's an opportunity to have some fresh short story work published in what I think will be a unique collection. I'm intending both print and digital versions, and I will send all contributors a copy or two.
If you're not in The Squad, but think you should be, then drop me a line.
I'm also keen to have another author (or two) who could be an official co-editor with me (I'm happy to shoulder the work, but a source for second opinions and reality checks would be invaluable).
Bringing you hard-boiled and noir tales of crime and corruption. And various related opinions!