Here's another four-week online class that may be of interest to some of you. :)
I've never taken a workshop with this group or with these instructors, but it certainly sounds informative..."Skips, Lies, and Videotape: (How PIs Find the Missing, Nail the Fraudulent, and Obtain the Proof)" with Colleen Collins and Shaun Kaufman. I've posted some information and links below and you're welcome to forward to any friends who may be interested.
Hope you're all doing well and your writing is going smoothly!!
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Skips, Lies, and Videotape: (How PIs Find the Missing, Nail the Fraudulent, and Obtain the Proof)
Instructors: Colleen Collins and Shaun Kaufman
Dates: May 4th – 29th, 2009
Sponsored by: Heart of Dixie, RWA
If you have ever wondered what it was like to work at a PI and incorporate it into your books, then this is the class for you. This four-week class will cover the following: The Skips: Tracing Electronically. The steps of a skip and researching on the web, along with case examples. Tracing on foot and how to dig in public records. The fraudulent: from black market to white collar and the types of investigations. Types of proof and ways to obtain the proof needed for the case.
Colleen Collins (http://www.colleencollins.net/) has written 20 novels/anthologies for Harlequin (including one paranormal romance thriller for Dorchester w/a Cassandra Collins). As a private investigator, she specializes in skiptracing, witness interviews, surveillances, and infidelity investigations. She and her business partner Shaun Kaufman co-own Highlands Investigations in Denver, Colorado, and also teach workshops for writers who are developing PI stories and characters (http://www.writingprivateinvestigators.com/).
Shaun Kaufman is a retired trial attorney who specializes in forensic and financial investigations, domestic relations and civil surveillances, and criminal litigation assistance. Along with his investigative business partner Colleen Collins, he teaches the popular "Writing PIs in Novels" workshops (http://www.writingprivateinvestigations.com/). He has published articles on private investigations in PI Magazine as well as on the Internet.
Register at: http://www.heartofdixie.org
Questions? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org_
Tuesday, April 14, 2009