Authors Terry Shepherd and Kaye Anslinger IN CONVERSATION
Authors on the Air
Authors on the Air presents author Terry Shepherd and Kate Anslinger IN CONVERSATION. Kate Anslinger is the author of three novels, including her debut novel Saving Jason, which touches upon the struggles of PTSD. In addition to her life as a novelist, she is a journalist, freelance writer, and a veteran of the United States Air Force. Terry Shepherd says " spend every free minute in front of a keyboard, spilling out the contents of my disordered mind. Someday maybe it will coalesce into something with commercial appeal. I’m ok if it doesn’t . Jessica Ramirez is my “protagonist”, what we call our heroes and heroines in the trade. Yes, she is based on a real Latina cop and her many of her adventures are based on real events in that cop’s life. To protect the innocent, I weave a composite of traits and adventures in the lives of some amazing police women I’ve had the honor of knowing. Jess has had her share of troubles navigating her career in a department that is one of the last bastions of overt male chauvinism. She’s far from perfect, but has a good heart and a desire for both justice and compassion. Her wild hair tendencies get her into trouble. “La Familia Ramirez” is her rock and her best friend and sometime partner Ali Clark is a confidant and fellow troublemaker.