Russ Colchamiro Interviews Hostage Negotiator + Crime Author M.E. BROWNING!

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Host Russ Colchamiro interview Former FBI Academy Graduate, Hostage Negotiator and Award-Winning Crime Author M.E. Browning!

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M.E. BROWNING served twenty-two years in law enforcement and retired as a captain before turning to a life of crime fiction. She is a graduate of the FBI National Academy, served as a hostage negotiator, trained as a SWAT administrator, supervised the administrative division, and coordinated the Citizens Police Academy—where she met a quiet student by the name of Sue Grafton.

Writing as Micki Browning, she penned the Mer Cavallo Mysteries. Set in the Florida Keys, her debut novel ADRIFT, was an Agatha Award finalist for Best First Novel and was selected as an American Library Association Book Club Central Pick.

BEACHED, the second in the Mer Cavallo Mysteries, was awarded the Royal Palm Literary Award for Published Book of the Year, was named one of the Top Five Ocean Reads of 2019 by Scuba Diver Life, and was dubbed a “...non-stop mystery thrill ride” by The Big Thrill magazine.

As M.E. Browning, she writes the Jo Wyatt Mysteries. SHADOW RIDGE, won the Colorado Book Award for Mystery and the silver medal in the popular fiction category of the Florida Book Awards and it was awarded a starred review by Booklist.

Her follow-up, MERCY CREEK, launched October 12th and was labeled “a heartfelt procedural” by Kirkus Reviews.

Micki also writes short stories and nonfiction. Her work has appeared in dive magazines, anthologies, mystery magazines, and textbooks. A professional divemaster, she resides in Florida with her partner in crime and a vast array of scuba equipment she uses for “research.”

RUSS COLCHAMIRO is the author of the new sci-fi mystery novels Crackle and Fire and Fractured Lives, featuring his hardboiled intergalactic private eye Angela Hardwicke. He is also the author of the rollicking time travel/space adventure, Crossline, the SFF backpacking comedy series Finders Keepers, Genius de Milo, and Astropalooza, editor of the sci-fi mystery anthology Love, Murder & Mayhem, and co-author of the noir anthology Murder in Montague Falls.

A member of the Mystery Writers Association, Russ is currently writing the third book in his Angela Hardwicke series, and has written more than a dozen short stories for various anthologies. He is also host of the long-running podcast Russ’s Rockin’ Rollercoaster, interviewing a who’s who of science fiction, crime, and mystery authors.

Russ lives in New Jersey with his wife, two ninjas, and his black lab Jinx.

For more on and Russ’s books and his podcasts, you can visit, follow him on Twitter and Instagram @AuthorDudeRuss, and on Facebook.

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