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Pikes Peak Romance Writers is located in Colorado Springs and made up of a respected group of romance authors dedicated to achieving fulfillment in our writing careers.
*Please remember our new meeting location.
NEXT General Meeting
Sunday, May 19th
NOTE DUE TO MOTHER's DAY THIS MAY MEETING is on a special date.*
Research and Craft for Writers:
BEYOND THE BODY BAG
A Writer's Chat With A Deputy Coroner
Time: PPRW general meeting 2-3 p.m., Coroner presentation 3 – 4 p.m.
Location: Black Cat Books
513 Manitou Ave Manitou Springs, CO 80829
Join former Deputy El Paso County Coroner, Christina Herndon, as she shares her reasons for becoming a coroner, the misconceptions in CSI television program vs. reality, and her everyday life experiences. Ms. Herndon is a sought after speaker for Sisters in Crime, Mystery Writers of America and other writing groups. She never fails to education and entertain.
Chris Herndon will not only share her said trial and error process but her expertise as a coroner and deputy coroner with Pikes Peak Romance Writers on May 19, 2013. Non-PPRW members are welcome to attend for a nominal $5.00 fee.
Per RWA requirements, guests must be 18 years old and over.
Note: Ms. Herndon will be presenting a slide show with her talk. In some cases pictures may be graphic.
Chris Herndon has been a coroner or deputy coroner for the last 30 years. She has worked in rural Fairplay, (Park County) Colorado for nine years and in a metro area, Colorado Springs (El Paso County), for 17. She was appointed coroner at 23 and was only one of five female coroners (out of 63 Counties) in the state and the youngest elected official in office.
In the summer of 1986, she received a letter from the coroner in Leadville who wanted to have a meeting of all county coroners, so that they could learn from and support each other. Ms. Herndon attended that meeting, and from there, helped start the Colorado Coroners Association with other industry professionals. Since that time she has been involved in training law enforcement and coroners about death investigation. She is a Certified Death Investigator through the Colorado Coroners Association and a Diplomat to the American Board of Medicolegal Death Investigators. Ms. Herndon states: “I don’t know it all, but I know who to ask to find out what I need to know. Much of what I know has been learned by making mistakes and trial and error.”