About Public Safety


I had a rollicking good time being interviewed by Patrick O’Donnell, retired cop turned writer and founder of the podcast Cops and Writers. We talked for so long that he broke the interview into two parts.


In October I was interviewed by Sandeep Prednekar on his podcast 1 Universe. This podcast promotes positivity through love, peace, and harmony.

Code 3 Counseling Podcast provides mental health and personal support for first responder and their families. Co-founders, Shawn and Alisha, are a father daughter due living in first responder families.


Tara McIntosh, founder of the Canadian podcast Fire Wife is a great interviewer. We had a lot of fun talking about many things.


Retired Firefighter/EMT James Geering hosts the Behind the Shield Podcast. In my second round as his guest we have a rollicking conversation about the physical and mental toll of wildland firefighting, the importance of rituals, firefighter families and so much more. (October, 2021)

I discussed some key differences between various types of responders like police, firefighters, and EMS providers with Sam Bradley and her colleagues at Disaster Podcast. (June, 2021)


Nick Ruggiero’s passion for mental wellness comes from his own experience as a cop. Listen in as we talk about everything from self-care to betrayal. (June, 2020)
Policing may never have been more stressful for officer than right now. Jim Dudley of Police One and I talk about ways for cops to safeguard their mental wellness. (June, 2020)
Retired fire fighter Christy Warren has been through it all. We talk about her “adventures” with PTSD and what first responders can do to protect their mental health. (May, 2020)
Forensic psychologist, Dr. Joni Johnston, host of the podcast Thread of Evidence, and I take a deep dive into the good and bad ways cops cope with their jobs. (May, 2020)
Kristin Sunanta Walker of Mental Health News Radio asks me a lot of tough questions about my work with police. (May, 2020)


Police Officer suicides are up. That’s according to multiple advocacy groups who are urging departments across the country to address this growing problem. (August, 2019)

About Books and Writing


I had a lot of fun being interviewed by book blogger and TV host Lloyd Russell on his podcast, Lit With Lloyd. (April, 2022)


Author George Cramer hosted me on his podcast. It was a very candid interview. (December, 2021)
I’m back talking with retired fire fighter Christy Warren in a wide ranging discussion about fire fighting, trauma, and writing books, hers and mine. (July, 2021)


I had a great time talking with Ann Dark, Tracey Stormy and Kathy Night. They host a podcast and newsletter for mystery lovers. (July, 2020)
Cops are natural story tellers. Talking with Jim Dudley of Police One about writing and publishing. If you have a story to tell, listen in for some good advice. (June, 2020)
Author Barbara Hodges, host of Books and Entertainment Radio’s No Limits, talks to me about my Dr. Dot Meyerhoff mysteries. We’re joined by a children’s book illustrator. (May, 2020)


Blogger Laura Brennan and I talk about my second mystery, The Right Wrong Thing, and how my work as a police psychologist inspires my fiction. (November, 2016)

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