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Feb
8
Sat
Writing Believable Police Heroes following the Membership Meeting @ ECPI University
Feb 8 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Regular Membership meeting 1:00-1:30
Hearts and Handcuffs: Writing Believable Police Heroes
Workshop Presentation from 1:30-3:00 Public Welcome
General admission: $10.00, FREE for HCRW members

ABOUT THE WORKSHOP:
Readers love cops, but writing believable police and sheriff’s officers can be difficult if you don’t know the procedures cops use to defend themselves and investigate crimes. In this Powerpoint presentation, New York Times bestselling author Angela Knight and her husband Michael Woodcock, a 30- year veteran officer, will cover everything from felony car-stops to murder investigations and hostage negotiations.
Detective Woodcock has been a polygraph examiner for 20 years, and describes how to read body language when questioning accused murderers and child molesters. Other topics include his experiences as a sergeant during homicide and robbery investigations, and an incident involving thirteen pipe bombs planted at the home of a nurse. He also covers his experiences as a hostage negotiator dealing with heavily armed and mentally ill suspects.

Knight, a New York Times bestselling author, talks about how to incorporate real-life details of police techniques when constructing internal, external and romantic conflicts without information dumps.

INSTRUCTOR BIOS:
Angela Knight is the New York Times bestselling author of the Mageverse paranormal series for Penguin Putnam’s Berkley imprint. She was first published in erotic romance in 1996 in Red Sage’s Secrets anthology series.  Since then, she has written 17 novels and more than thirty novellas and e-books.

Detective Michael Woodcock began his 30-year career as a cop with the city of Spartanburg, SC Police, doing everything from high speed pursuits to searching for pipe bombs and investigating murders. In 1997, he became the department’s polygraph examiner, interrogating accused pedophiles, thieves and murderers, as well as screening potential police employees. In 2001, he was hired by the Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office as its polygrapher. He formed the county’s first hostage negotiation unit, and conducted a number of negotiations with barricaded subjects. He’s now back with the Spartanburg City Police Department as a detective.

Mar
14
Sat
Craft Book Workshop: Romancing the Beat following the Membership Meeting @ ECPI University
Mar 14 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Regular Membership meeting 1:00-1:30
Craft Book Workshop: Romancing the Beat
Workshop Presentation from 1:30-3:00 Public Welcome
General admission: $10.00, FREE for HCRW members

ABOUT THE WORKSHOP: more information to come!

INSTRUCTOR BIOS:

Apr
11
Sat
Crafting Your Romance following the Membership Meeting @ ECPI University
Apr 11 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Regular Membership meeting 1:00-1:30
Crafting Your Romance with HCRW’s Laverne St. George
Workshop Presentation from 1:30-3:00 Public Welcome
General admission: $10.00, FREE for HCRW members

ABOUT THE WORKSHOP: more information to come

INSTRUCTOR BIO:

May
9
Sat
Traditional Publishing Panel Discussion following the Membership Meeting @ ECPI University
May 9 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Regular Membership meeting 1:00-1:30
Traditional Publishing Panel Discussion
Workshop Presentation from 1:30-3:00 Public Welcome
General admission: $10.00, FREE for HCRW members

ABOUT THE WORKSHOP:
more to come!

PRESENTERS:
Laura Browning, Nancy Young, Cyn Hayden and Jo-ann Roberts

Jun
13
Sat
Growing your Newsletter with Lucy Lennox following the Membership Meeting @ ECPI University
Jun 13 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Regular Membership meeting 1:00-1:30
Growing your Newsletter with Lucy Lennox
Workshop Presentation from 1:30-3:00 Public Welcome
General admission: $10.00, FREE for HCRW members

ABOUT THE WORKSHOP:
More to information come!

INSTRUCTOR BIO:
After enjoying creative writing as a child, Lucy didn’t write her first novel until she was over 40 years old. Her debut novel, Borrowing Blue, was published in the autumn of 2016. Lucy has an English Literature degree from Vanderbilt University, but that doesn’t hold a candle to the years and years of staying up all night reading tantalizing novels on her own. She has three children, plays tennis, and hates folding laundry. While her husband is no shmoopy romance hero, he is very good at math, cooks a mean lasagne, has gorgeous eyes, looks hot in his business clothes, and makes her laugh every single day.

Jul
11
Sat
Exploring Marketing with Written Word Media following the Membership Meeting @ ECPI University
Jul 11 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Regular Membership meeting 1:00-1:30
Exploring Marketing with Written Word Media
Workshop Presentation from 1:30-3:00 Public Welcome
General admission: $10.00, FREE for HCRW members

ABOUT THE WORKSHOP:
More to information come!