Movies and television are rarely accurate when depicting crime investigations. As authors, we owe it to our readers to get the facts straight. In this presentation, you’ll learn how to keep things accurate, but still allow for some literary creativity. Topics covered include: guns and other weapons, police department organization, medical examiner vs. coroner, forensics, SWAT, and more.
Craig Kingsman writes about murders because committing them would be a real bummer for the victim. He discovered his joy of murder mysteries at a teen and always thought it would be fun to write them. A long career in computer programming got in his way of writing fiction. But he did learn about murder by executing programs and killing bugs. He authored or co-authored two books and dozens of magazine articles that have been read by programmers all over the world. He’s also worked as a radio disk jockey and once worked for the circus. Craig us working on his first novel, a PI story set in modern day Salt Lake City. He runs the Utah Mystery Writers group, is on the board of the Rocky Mountain Chapter of Mystery Writers of America, and a member of Sisters in Crime and Private Eye Writers of America. He has presented at writer conferences and events. Craig lives in beautiful Wasatch mountains of Utah with his wife, award winning writer Laurie Heath.