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  • Writer's picturePatrick O'Donnell

Big News!

All the news and announcements recently...

Welcome to a new feature on my site. I'll be sharing news, snippets and behind the scenes information - sometimes it will also be in my newsletter, but you may see it here first!

Hollywood Patrick?

I was approached by a producer of a documentary to be the police expert for a case that will be a documentary on Tubi T.V. next summer / fall. It is the case of Jeremy and Julene Simko. Julene was tried and sentenced for the murder of her husband Jeremy. It took the police over five years to build a case against Julene and there all kinds of odd circumstances surrounding this homicide. It was lots of fun for me, and it looks like I might be doing more of these gigs in the future. I will include a picture of me looking “cop like” during the interview.

The Creative Penn

I was lucky enough to be a guest on Joanna Penn’s Podcast, The Creative Penn. This was my second time on the show, and we chatted about all things writing, starting over with a new career as a writer after finishing up a 25 year career in law enforcement and networking ideas for authors. Joanna is wonderful and I so enjoyed being on her show. Here is the link,

Wish I’d Known Then

It was my pleasure to be a guest for the first time on the Wish I’d Known Then Podcast for Writers with hosts Sara Rosett and Jami Albright. We talked about writing realistic police scenes in our stories and other fun writing stuff. This interview was so much fun! Here is the link,

20 books to 50K Vegas Conference

It was a pleasure to attend and present at the last 20 Books Vegas. The real joy is seeing old friends and meeting new ones. To all of you who stopped me and told me that you enjoyed my books, podcast, or Facebook group, thank you!!!! It means the world to me that you are enjoying my work or are getting value from it. Hopefully I will see all of you next year at Author Nation Live!

What are you reading?

I’m very curious to see what you guys are reading or listening to these days. As for me? Man Uncivilized by Traver Boehm and Leadership Strategy and Tactics by Jocko Willink were the last two I listened to. I’m always looking for a good suggestion. I think my next one will be Arnold Schwarzeneggers, Be Useful. Let me know in the comments what you think of my news, and if you've got any recommended books!



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