There was no show in July, so I could attend the Public Safety Writers Association conference. My guests for this month are two authors I had the pleasure of spending time with, Robert Calkins and Gloria Casale.
Robert "Bob" Calkins has been a search and rescue dog handler in Kitsap County, Washington, for more than a dozen years. He currently searches with K9 Ruger, a four-year old Golden Retriever who is his third search dog. He and his dogs have responded to everything from routine missing person cases, to homicides, to the horrific landslide that in 2014 swept over homes in the tiny community of Oso, Washington. Bob is also the author of the Sierra the Search Dog series of books for children and adults.
Gloria Casale grew up in a small blue collar town in New Jersey. She earned her medical degree at the University of Kentucky and completed advanced training in anesthesiology as well as preventive medicine and public health.
She received training in bioterrorism and bioterrorism response at the United States Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases and is a recognized expert in the international transport of disease.