Author’s Notes
Matthew Warner


This TV news story ran the night we graduated. I'm the guy wearing the leather coat and Cemetery Dance hat. (Courtesy NBC 29, Staunton, VA, 5/8/07.)

Things Learned at the Citizen's Police Academy

Judging by what's on television, the public is fascinated with police work. We also find a good bit of it in horror fiction, and as I've discovered time and again, it's a hard topic to write about realistically. Thank Dog for all those Writer's Digest reference books.

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Matthew Warner is the author of Eyes Everywhere, Death Sentences: Tales of Punishment & Revenge and The Organ Donor. He frequently gives presentations on horror literature and writing to public schools and libraries. He lives in Virginia with illustrator and web designer Deena Warner. Stop by his website and say hi.

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