Exciting and thrilling didn’t begin to describe the
I’m indebted to the FBICA volunteers and FBI personnel who made the trip informative with often sobering insights into what can happen if crime is not stopped and prevented. Awareness is the key for all citizens.
We heard impressive presentations at FBI Headquarters.
In addition to the incredible experience, I found my suspense writing would now take a higher level of credibility. A hitch in the trip was my endeavor to finish edits on a current novel. My editor wanted to know specifically how my bad guy was laundering money. You guessed it! One of the workshops at the FBI Headquarters focused on money laundering.
The next day, we rode a comfy bus to the FBI Training Academy at Quantico, VA. Our tour guide entertained us with his wit, incredible sense of humor, and vast historical knowledge of the FBI and its workings. He was onsite during the filming of Silence of the Lambs with Jodie Foster and explained a few scenes that weren’t accurate FBI protocol. The spookiest presentation was given by the Director of Behavioral Science. He showed us art created by serial killers while incarcerated, including self portraits. More like scenes from a horror movie.
|That's my mean look.|
Story ideas bannered across my mind when we visited the Hostage Rescue Unit, Tactical Firearms Training Center, and Hogan’s Alley. I didn’t want to leave. For sure if I had a chance to do it all over again, I would have been an FBI special agent. Oh, the writing would be so much easier.
Du Maurier, Inspirational Readers’ Choice, and Carol award contests. DiAnn is a founding board member of the American Christian Fiction Writers; the 2014 president of the Romance Writers of America’s Faith, Hope, & Love chapter; and a member of Inspirational Writers Alive, Advanced Writers and Speakers Association, and International Thriller Writers. She speaks to various groups and teaches writing workshops around the country.
DiAnn is also a craftsman mentor for the Jerry B. Jenkins
Christian Writers Guild.
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