Wes Albers is a well-established figure in the Southern California writing community as the Director of the Southern California Writers’ Conference. For more than a decade he has helped to facilitate nearly $4 million worth of first time book and movie deals for emerging authors through the SCWC and his personal contacts. His own writing draws from over twenty years in the San Diego Police Department, first as a patrolman, then sergeant. He now serves as Detective Sergeant in charge of Border Investigations, as well as Staff Sergeant supervising the Emergency Negotiations Team, a hybrid team of hostage negotiators from the SDPD, the FBI, and NCIS. Of his debut novel, Black and White (ZOVA Books) New York Times bestselling author Gayle Lynds (The Book of Spies) hails, "Gritty and rewarding... A top-notch cop novel. Watch out, Joseph Wambaugh!"