About Guns, Gams, and Gumshoes
We’re a couple of PIs who also happen to write. One of us, Shaun Kaufman, is also a trial attorney specializing in personal injury, criminal defense and business litigation. The other, Colleen Collins, is also a multi-published novelist (21 novels, and currently contracted to write a novel with a private eye protagonist, release date 2013).
Starting back around 2005, writers began contacting us with questions about sleuths, PIs, cops, and legal eagles. Fielding those questions let to our teaching online classes to writers and presenting workshops at regional and national writers’ conferences (Left Coast Crime, Rocky Mountain Mystery Writers of America, Romance Writers of America, others). We’ve also written articles about private investigations for magazines, newsletters and online sites such as PI Magazine, Pursuit Magazine, PINow.com, Romance Writers Report, NINK (for Novelists, Inc.), Reflections in a Private Eye, and others.
Teaching courses and writing articles for writers led to the Guns, Gams, and Gumshoes blog, which in turn led to our writing several nonfiction books about private investigations (How to Write a Dick: A Guide for Writing Fictional Sleuths from a Couple of Real-Life Sleuths and How Do Private Eyes Do That?). We have several more we want to write…
So that’s our story, thanks for dropping by.
As Rockford would say, leave your name and message–we’ll get back to you. *beep*
- Guns, Gams, and Gumshoes Listed in Top PI Blogs! (writingpis.wordpress.com)