Friday, July 22, 2016

I'm Baack

I apologize for my absence. I left for San Diego, the RWA National conference and my online chapter, Kiss of Death (KOD)'s conference activities. I meant to post while there but it didn't work out. San Diego was lovely and the weather was perfect for the whole time there. We stayed at the Marriott Marina with a balcony and view of the bay. KOD Had two great speakers.

Carl Sweptson (retired Seal) and his wife, Anne Elizabeth, author of books about Seals. They gave a great insight on the Seal community, training characteristics of a Seal and what it's like being married to one.
One tip I found interesting was military id is always presented right side up. If you present it down it means you're in trouble.

Our second speaker was Amy Roderick from the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA). Special Agent (SA) Amy has done it all, including over 100 undercover deals and has taught undercover classes at the DEA Academy. DEA is all about legal vs. illegal drugs. There are about 5000 sworn agents and ten percent are women. They have agents around the world, including in Canada. Mostly in the host countries the DEA is used to train agents. Another great class.

Tomorrow is the monthly group blog. This time we're talking about What Makes a Novel Memorable. Check it out.
And next week I'm going to do more on the conference.


  1. Those do sound like great speakers. :) Thank you for sharing.

  2. You're welcome Melissa. And I learned a lot form both speakers. Hopefully I'll be able to use some of the information in one of my books.

  3. I so wish I could have attended this!! Sounds like an awesome experience :)