Getting there.

I kind of finished the book yesterday, and started inputting my own proofs that I’d done on hardcopy. A group of wonderful people have agreed to read the manuscript and critique. I’m not going to make major changes, but I’m sure there are a lot of errors.

Unfortunately, my contact at the Washington State Crime Lab no longer works there, so I don’t have that resource.

My readers are:

  • Alinda O’Malley, compulsive proofreader
  • Joanna Rosado, Rainie Baile, Janine Poul and Cherie Pitillo, from my writing group
  • Dan L Brown, Cornell University botanist
  • Richard Pauli, originator of the phototoxic idea for the organic killing machine, and researcher
  • Don Batchelor, author
  • Deb Ullrich, book person
  • Hoping for Molly Mignon, archaeologist
  • James Butler, who always sees stuff I don’t
  • Lorna Gail Dallin, spiritual advisor
  • Josh Gatcke is doing the cover (and reading the book).

I hope to pull this all together in a week and pouf! Up it will go on amazon e-books. I hope.

This week I’ll apply for a copyright. By tomorrow, I’ll be making copies to pass out. This is getting serious.

I have two consultants left to see: Lic. Vanessa Hernandez, criminal defense lawyer in Merida, and Commander Serpico (sic) of the state police. I want to check on the police procedures I’ve written, because they’re from my experience in the American system and I don’t know things like whether or not they need search warrants here, how long they can hold someone without charging them, etc.

About BG

Beryl Gorbman is a writer and private investigator who divides her time between Seattle WA and Merida Yucatan Mexico. She has published two works of fiction, 2012: Deadly Awakening, and Madrugada. They are both available on Amazon and other outlets. Also at Amate Books, and Casa Catherwood in Merida. You can read about them in various articles on this site.
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