Debbi Mack interviews crime writer Michael Streed on the Crime Cafe podcast.
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Unfortunately, I can no longer provide transcription show notes, but will resume doing so when finances allow. I have tried to note at what time various discussion topics come up in the recording.
[02:27] Michael talks about how he became a sketch artist for the police force.
[02:45] Michael talks about his interest in drawing, starting with his childhood cartoons.
[04:20] How Michael prepared to write his first book.
[05:44] How writing police reports helped Michael write his first book, as well as the ways his law enforcement experience has helped him write true crime stories.
[07:07] Michael talks about how police sketch artists work.
[09:30] Michael explains what it means to be a certified forensic artist and why he chose to be certified.
[09:40] Michael on the importance of having a good editor.
[11:00] Our discussion the “modern age” of forensic artistry.
[11:35] Why Michael created his own forensic software.
[12:02] Michael talks about the true crime book he’s working on.
[15:05] Why Michael wrote his first book, SketchCop.
[17:00] Michael discusses the process of creating forensic art through listening to stories.
[17:40] One case Michael worked on involving the use of an unusual type of sketch.
[18:45] Michael talks more about the process of police sketching.
[20:00] Michael talks more about his love for cartooning.
[21:00] The role of virtual technology in forensic art.
[22:40] My off-the-wall question: Which do you prefer: autumn or spring?
[24:10] Interview wrap-up.
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