Longtime Escondido cop pens second novel
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In his book, Just Mercy, Bryan Stevenson, gives each one of us a great deal to think about on the subject of crime and punishment in America.
Benefit of the Doubt is a 2015 Buzz Book
Read Neal Griffin’s recent Op-Ed posted on CNN.com
After my novel, Benefit of the Doubt, was selected for an “Editor’s Choice Award” I had the honor of being profiled by the SDSU Writer’s Conference. It gave me a chance to talk about the journey of a debut author.
I recently attended Bouchercon 2014 in Long Beach, CA and sat in on a panel of writers discussing the idea of writing crime novels with social context. Seemed like heady stuff, so no surprise a school teacher showed up to hold class.
As I meet more and more folks who write for a living, I often hear them respond to the question, “When did you know you wanted to be a writer?” The answer, is typically something pretty close to, “Oh…. I always wanted to be a writer; there was never a doubt.”