It’s thrilling to listen to Lee describe his career. He’s a born raconteur, able to depict the gamut of police work from the often-monotonous daily routine to the piercing moments of absolute terror. His wit and humor shed light to a side of law enforcement most have never seen.
Lee divides his time speaking, consulting, and writing. He’s a proud member of the National Sheriffs’ Association, International Thriller Writers, Mystery Writers of America, Sisters in Crime, and he previously served as, Board Member on the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, NCADD in the Silicon Valley, an Advisory Board Member for ECPI’s criminal justice program in Greensboro, N.C., and as a Board Member for the New England chapter of Mystery Writers of America.
In addition to his books, Lee writes articles for both Mystery Writers of America and Sisters In Crime newsletters. He also writes regular features and exclusives for newspapers across the country. He’s written for both The Writer magazine and Writer’s Digest Magazine, and has served as a consultant for Slate Magazine, Spike TV, and for many bestselling authors, to name a few. As an expert, Lee has appeared on BBC television, CNN, and on NPR radio’s Talk of the Nation, and he’s the host and founder of the Writers’ Police Academy, a fun and exciting hands-on event for writers.
Most recently, Lee was proud to swear-in author Tami Hoag as Honorary Sheriff of the 2016 Writers’ Police Academy, a position held by Karin Slaughter in 2015, Michael Connelly in 2014 and Lisa Gardner in 2013. Lee Child served as the 2012 Honorary Sheriff. Christopher Reich in 2011 and Jeffery Deaver in 2010. Craig Johnson is set to take the reins in 2017.