It is my honor and privilege to have Forensic Anthropologist and #1 New York Times Bestselling Author, Dr. Kathy Reichs on the show.
For years Dr. Reichs consulted with the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in North Carolina, and continues to do so in the province of Québec. Dr. Reichs has traveled to Rwanda to testify at the UN Tribunal on Genocide and helped exhume a mass grave in Guatemala. As part of her work at JPAC, she aided in the identification of war dead from World War II, Korea, and Southeast Asia. Dr. Reichs also assisted with identifying remains found at ground zero of the World Trade Center following the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
Dr. Reichs is one of only 100 forensic anthropologists ever certified by the American Board of Forensic Anthropology. She served on the Board of Directors and as Vice President of both the American Academy of Forensic Sciences and the American Board of Forensic Anthropology and is currently a member of the National Police Service Advisory Council in Canada. She is a Professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte.
Kathy Reichs’s first novel Déjà Dead, catapulted her to fame when it became a New York Times bestseller and won the 1997 Ellis Award for Best First Novel.
Dr. Reichs is also a producer and writer of the hit Fox TV series, Bones, which is based on her work and her novels.
In today’s episode we discuss:
· How old Kathy was one she wrote her first novel.
· How Kathy got interested in forensic anthropology.
· Her first criminal case working as a forensic anthropologist.
· The job of forensic anthropologist and when they were called into a crime scene.
· How often she went out into the field on a case.
· How she got her first deal with a publisher.
· Her writing method for a mystery/thriller.
· How the hit television show Bones happened and her being a producer/writer on the show.
Learn more about Dr. Reichs and her books on her website.
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