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Writing Both Sides of the Badge with Frank Zafiro (Part 2)

Writing Both Sides of the Badge with Frank Zafiro (Part 2)

In this episode, we welcome back author Frank Zafiro, for Part Two of our conversation on police procedural writing and more. 

Catch Part One here: or wherever you get your podcasts.

Frank has many tales to tell about his journey to becoming the author of more than thirty novels of gritty crime fiction told from both sides of the badge. He also hosts the acclaimed podcast Wrong Place, Write Crime, where he interviews mystery authors of all levels of experience and success.

Zafiro served as a police officer for twenty years in Spokane, Washington, where he retired in 2013 as a captain. Before that, he did a five-year stint in the US Army as a Czechoslovak linguist, and after retiring, he taught leadership to police agencies all over the US and Canada for four years. He's been writing all of his life. His first novel, UNDER A RAGING MOON, was published in 2006, and is the start of his flagship series set in River City.

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This episode of the Mysterious Goings On Podcast was recorded and mixed at Green Shebeen Studios in beautiful Kansas City, Missouri. Copyright 2021, all rights reserved. No reproduction, excerpting, or other use without written permission. Get detailed show notes at

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We take on the mysteries of creativity, writing, and more every week. Listen in and find out why Mysterious Goings On with J. Alexander Greenwood is a favorite show for top-selling authors, leading creative thinkers, and people making a difference in our society. Named a 2022 Top 5 Literature Podcast by CrowdUltra and an Apple Podcasts "New &amp; Noteworthy" show in 2016, MGO is also a 2019 People's Choice Podcast Awards nominee. Host J. Alexander Greenwood is an award-winning writer, public relations consultant, speaker, and former radio host and journalist.