So Thursday I finally hauled myself off to my RWA chapter's monthly meeting. It's been a long time -- the summer break, then scheduling conflicts, conspired to keep me away. But I made it last night, and man I'm glad I did.
We had an experts panel, and let me tell you, it completely blew me away. In one room, we had:
A female patrol officer
A homicide detective
A former Ranger/Green Beret
A former pro bull rider/Marine sniper
I don't think I stopped taking notes all evening. My hand's still a little cramped up. It was AMAZING.
This is one of many, many reasons I love my RWA chapter.
And don't be surprised to find some heroes/heroines in these professions in my books sometime in the future. :)