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Real Life Police Officer Stacy Eaton Interviews Madison Knight

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What Detective Knight says about women:  "We're a Triple Threat"
Character Interview*
SE:  Welcome Madison - Tell us about you!
My name is Madison Knight, but you can call me Detective Knight.  I’ve been a cop for ten years and in Major Crimes for over seven.  My first priority in life is finding justice for the victims, and providing closure for the loved ones left behind.  A distant second is a personal life which normally only happens when I’m run down with a case and it’s either keep going or collapse.
SE:  Detective Knight you sound a lot like me, I work that way too! 
My greatest inspiration in life is my grandmother, Rose.  She believed in me and even encouraged me to become part of the brotherhood of blue.  I lost her two years ago when a cancerous brain tumor claimed her but there’s rarely a day that goes by when I don’t think of her.  She understood what it was like to have career goals and a determined mindset.  She would tell me, we’ve got it over men in three way…

Tuck and Roll - The Writer's Highway: Part Four

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Weeks ago, I posted the introductory for a serial called: Tuck and Roll - The Writer's Highway.   If you missed the post, here it is.  
This series is meant to encourage and inspire you as a writer along your journey.
I brought out the illustration of a caterpillar.  Hence, the picture on this post.  We'll view this little guy as a sort of mascot the series.
So let's begin.  Today we'll discuss overcoming obstacles at these points in our journey: receiving negative reviews and all your novels are published, now what?
Handling Bad Reviews Okay, finally, all your hard work has come to this – you are published.  You’re very pleased with your final product.  Maybe you chose to edit your book yourself, maybe you hired an editor.  Either way you are proud to say that book is your “baby”. 
Now comes the scary part.  Some have likened being published to standing naked in the streets.  And let’s face it, not everyone is going to like your body, and secondly even if you’re receiving …

Eleven is on the Examiner's "Top 12 Fiction Books of 2011" Listing Page

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Thrilled ELEVEN made the Examiner's "Top 12 Fiction Books of 2011" as a Special Recommendation.