Today on the show, we welcome back a returning guest: bestselling author and newly retired Lieutenant Scott Moon, formerly of the City of Wichita Police Department.
Scott Moon is a writer of speculative fiction, mostly science fiction and space opera, and a fan of many storytelling. Prior to writing full time, he spent twenty-five years in law enforcement. Notable assignments included the Special Community Action Team, Special Weapons and Tactics team, Exploited Missing Children Unit, and various supervisory roles, including the executive officer to the chief of police.
Scott has been writing since he was a cop and now is a full-time author in his retirement from law enforcement. He has published many bestselling books and has published over fifty books so far in his writing career solo or in collaborations.
In today’s episode we discuss:
· How and why, Scott got into law enforcement.
· Scott’s career with the Wichita Police Department, including his time as a SWAT operator, detective, sergeant, and lieutenant.
· When and why, Scott started writing books.
· Scott’s plan for retirement and how that played out.
· How his life has changed after retiring from police work and becoming a full-time writer.
· How his self-discipline helps with his efficiency as a full-time writer.
· His advice for those contemplating or who have retired from police work.
· The pleasant surprise that happens after retirement from police work.
· What he misses the most and least from being a cop.
Check out Scott's website which has links to his books and podcast.
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