Writing Police Procedural

There are a lot of writers out there that enjoy writing police procedural, and romantic suspense in the crime world. I’m one of them, but I have the unique ability to write it with more knowledge than a lot of writers because I lived it first hand.

At the age of twenty-nine, I decided to go to the police academy. At the age of thirty, I not only graduated but landed a job as a police officer in a small township. When I first started there, they only had four full-time officers, and several part-time officers, but like most areas in our county, growth hit us, and we quickly expanded.

I worked the street for many years, driving thousands of miles, and responding to an array of emergencies. From noise complaints, animal issues, car crashes, medical calls, harassment, chasing Emu’s off the roadways, to domestics, shootings, assaults, and homicides.

I saw it all. Sometimes I would laugh after a call, sometimes I’d cry. Many times, the people I dealt with stayed with me for days, sometimes weeks after. A few of the incidents that I responded to have haunted me, even years later.

The strike of a match brings me back to an explosion. The sound of a little girl giggling reminds me of a child abuse case. Driving past an open window can remind me of crawling inside to check a woman for a pulse after she was shot. These are just some of my own personal PTSD issues.

In my final years as a police officer, I was an internationally certified Crime Scene Investigator and the first detective that our police department had ever had. I loved my job, thrived on it, but after a second serious concussion, I was no longer able to do the job safely or with the intensity that I once had.

But I use the memories to create stories that entertain and educate readers. One of the series that I write, The Twisted Love Serie is a super intense, crime drama with seriously twisted plots and dark romance that I write with a good friend of mine, Amy Manemann.

I have spent a lot of time focusing on the nitty-gritty aspects of the police work and keeping the intense timelines on track. The first two books, Love Lorn and Love Torn, are novellas and give you the back story to the two female detectives, Kali Mann and Evie Harper, that the 9 book series focuses on. Both of those books are FREE to readers!

Love Inked, the third book in the series, is the first full-length novel and when Kali and Evie come together as partners, things get a little out of control. This series is intense, dark, emotional, graphic, suspenseful, sexy (very sexy), and continues from one book to the next like episodes of your favorite television series!

Get Ready to get Twisted Love!

Love Lorn, Book 1, written by Amy Manemann

Love Torn, Book 2, Written by Stacy Eaton

Love Inked, Book 3, Eaton & Manemann

Love Drowned, Book 4, Eaton & Manemann

Love Carved, Book 5, Eaton & Manemann

Loved Trapped, Book 6, Eaton & Manemann (Oct 29th)

Loved Crossed, Book 7, Manemann & Eaton (June 2022)

Love Twisted, Book 8, Eaton & Manemann (August 2022)

Love Lies, Book 9, Eaton & Manemann (October 2022)


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About Stacy Eaton

Stacy Eaton is a USA Today Best Selling author and began her writing career in October of 2010. Stacy took an early retirement from law enforcement after over fifteen years of service in 2016, with her last three years in investigations and crime scene investigation to write full time. Stacy is very involved in Domestic Violence Awareness and served on the Board of Directors for her local Domestic Violence Center for three years.

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