Cops and Investigations in Sci-Fi and Fantasy with Patrick O’Donnell on the Books and Authors Podcast

This is the Books and Authors Fantasy Podcast Episode 156 with Patrick O’Donnell.

Good day and welcome to this episode of the Books and Authors Fantasy and Sci-Fi Podcast. I’m your host, podcaster and author of Fun Fantasy Reads, Jamie Davis. This podcast is exactly what the title says it is, a show focused on everything in fantasy books.

This show will cover everything to do with fantasy books. From Epic Fantasy, Urban Fantasy, Sword and Sorcery, and everything in between, expect to find the best and brightest authors from all the various corners of the fantasy book world. Plus we’ll add in a few other very special guests as well along the way.

For my author update, I’m just about finished with The Paramedic’s Sorceress, book 9 in my Extreme Medical Services series. I’m excited about this one and I think my readers are, too. I’ve also added a store to my author site for those who want to get some special items available only there. I’m starting off with T-Shirts for my supernatural paramedics in Elk City. Check it out at

You can catch up with more information on what I’m up to, including some early looks at excerpts from the new book over in my Fun Fantasy Readers Facebook group. I post sneak peeks of upcoming covers, special giveaways, and more, by visiting my fan group on Facebook, Jamie’s Fun Fantasy Readers and over at my website and blog, I look forward to hearing from you.

On this episode, our special guest is author and podcaster Patrick O’Donnell. Sgt. O’Donnell worked in one of the nation’s largest police departments for 25 years. He has been in charge of thousands of crime scenes and investigations, including homicides, sexual assaults, and robberies. Now an author, he’s here to help you write the best crime-related novel or screenplay possible.

His Cops and Writers podcast is a look at how authors represent police and their procedures in their books. I invited him on the show to chat about how that translates into fantasy and sci-fi stories, too. Check it out.