Sunday, March 13, 2011

Quote of the Week

Ignorance killed the cat. Curiosity was framed. –unknown

Check It Out!

John Foxjohn, former homicide detective and author will be teaching three classes for the remainder of 2011.

1. In May, a two-week class for Savvy Authors University titled. Eight Steps to Murdering a Manuscript without a Conviction.

2. In September, an online class for the RWA Kiss of Death Chapter titled, He’s Tall, Dark, and Handsome—She’s a Blonde Goddess
”Now that you have a character description, where do you go from there? John Foxjohn believes that one of the most important elements of writing fiction is the ability to create realistic, life-like characters. He will help you decide where to go in this interactive and comprehensive class on characterization, pace, and flow.

3. In October, he’s teaching a one-week course for Savvy Authors titled, You Have the Right to Remain Silent.
In this interactive class, John Foxjohn explores with the students the difference between an interview and an interrogation—techniques in interrogations and things not to do, and what an arrest is. He’ll also cover the Miranda warnings.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Check It Out!

Homicide Investigations

Instructor: John Foxjohn. In this interactive class, John Foxjohn takes the students through the ins and outs of a homicide investigation—dispelling myths brought on by TV and movies. The students will look at the pressures, emotions, and problems that homicide detectives encounter in the normal course of an investigation.

Like all of John’s classes, he encourages class participation and questions.

WHEN: Mar 7, 2011 - Mar 20, 2011

COST: $10 for Premium Members
$20 for Basic Members

Cancellation policy: Registrations are non-refundable except when the workshop is cancelled by Savvy Authors.

REGISTRATION: Click Here to Register (Members will not receive member rate unless logged in.)


John Foxjohn, the 2008 author of the year, epitomizes the phrase “been there—done that.” Born and raised in the rural East Texas town of Nacogdoches, John quit high school and joined the Army at seventeen—Viet Nam veteran, Army Airborne Ranger, policeman and homicide detective, retired teacher and coach, and now a multi-published author.

John uses his extensive experience, as well as meticulous research, to write his suspenseful, true-to-life novels with seemingly real characters who tell his stories.

John has taught classes at writer workshops, conferences, and online for three years. He has presented at the MWA national conference, and is scheduled to present at the RWA conference in Nashville in 2010.

John is a member of Romance Writers of America, Northwest Houston chapter of RWA, Elements of Romance, Kiss of Death, Lethal Ladies, Sisters-in-Crime, East Texas Writers Guild, League of Texas Writers, and more online writing groups than he can count. He is a full time writer and speaker and lives in Lufkin, Texas, but travels extensively across the U.S.