Mystery, Biography and Real Estate
Police-Writers.com is a website that lists state and local police officers who have written books. The website added three police officers who have authored books: Jeff Pate; Ronald Kaye Rawlings; and, Chuck Smith.
July 26, 2007 (FPRC) -- In 1987, Jeff Pate joined the High Point Police Department (North Carolina). In 1998, he finished his first Novel, Winner Take All. After attempting to publish the novel through traditional routes, he ended up forming Harlan Publishing and creating a hardcover version of his novel. In 2000, the book and publishing company were so successful, Jeff Pate left the High Point Police Department to write and publish full-time. In 2001, he published his second novel, Eye of the Beholder.
Of 2003, Jeff Pate stated, “when I was at my very worst, the Lord revealed Himself and His awesome love and I surrendered to His grace.” Jeff Pate has, since 2003, formed Branches of the Vine Ministries and Diakonia Publishing. Diakonia publishing is a publishing house dedicated to helping ministers and Christian authors “fulfill Ephesians 4:12.” Jeff Pate is also the author of The Last-Day Apostles: Calling of the Twelve (The Last-Day Apostles) and By the Grace of God I Am What I Am.
Ronald Kaye Rawlings honorably ended a tour of the US Army as a Military Policeman and began his career as a Clayton Police Officer in North Carolina. After four and a half years as a Clayton Police Officer, he would pursue his life long dream of being a North Carolina State Trooper. Although he was turned down three times by the North Carolina State Highway Patrol, Ronald Rawlings would ultimately preserve in his goal and complete a 26 year career. Ronald K. Rawlings retired from the North Carolina State Highway Patrol as a District First Sergeant and with a Master's Degree in Administration.
Ronald Kaye Rawlings is the author of A Black Cop in the South. According to the book description, “it is about a fascinating true story involving a young black man who was raised in a large single parent, southern family home in North Carolina. Ronald Kaye Rawlings is the author and his dream as a young child was to be a North Carolina State Trooper. He was able to achieve that goal and even more, but the road was filled with pitfalls, disappointments, racism, and tragedy.”
Chuck Smith is a former Cleveland Police Department (Ohio) police officer with over 15 years law enforcement experience. According to Chuck Smith, “I went from being a full-time street cop dodging bullets, struggling to make ends meet with a family of six, to making $582,263 cash in hand, part-time in real estate. My first year full time as a real estate investor, I made $1,263,483 cash in hand.” Chuck Smith is the author of From Cop to CEO.
Police-Writers.com now hosts 665 police officers (representing 295 police departments) and their 1424 books in six categories, there are also listings of United States federal law enforcement employees turned authors, international police officers who have written books and civilian police personnel who have written books.
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