Month: July 2015

Dottie Laster

Dottie Laster Presents for the Texas Association of Licensed Investigators Conference

The annual conference sponsored by the Texas Association of Licensed Investigators (TALI) will be held from August 24-August 27, 2015 at the Wyndham Riverwalk in San Antonio. The theme of the 2015 conference is Pursuit of Excellence and features sessions addressing forensics, business, and investigations with various speakers and instructors. Dottie Laster, CEO of Laster Global Consulting and Executive Director of San Antonio’s Heidi Search Center, will address participants on August 27 on the topic of Human Trafficking: What Happens Post Recovery. Founded in 1971, TALI is steeped in history and continues to be the pace-setter for the private investigation industry. With more than 600 members world-wide TALI is dedicated to raising professionalism in the field of private investigations through continuing education, public awareness, advanced certification, networking and legislative involvement. Through the years of her career rescuing and restoring victims of human trafficking, Dottie Laster has become well-known among  private investigators across the country. In her new position as Heidi Search Center’s Executive Director she is in a position to bring her years of experience to …

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Jeff Mudgett Presents “Grand Jury” at MI Paracon-6

August 7th & 8th, 2015 the Upper Peninsula Paranormal Research Society (UPPRS) presents its 6th Annual paranormal conference at the Kewadin Casino in the casino’s DreamMakers Theater in Sault Sainte Marie, MI. Promising their best lineup of presenters, the conference is a showcase of personalities from television and radio as well as authors, lecturers and a special appearance by actor Ernie Hudson who was seen in Ghostbusters, The Crow, and HBO’s Oz. There are also mediums and psychics on hand to add a special interest area for attendees. Jeff Mudgett will swear in the audience as a “Grand Jury” in a unique and interactive presentation allowing participants to hear evidence he has acquired to the possibility that American serial killer, and Mudgett’s great-great-grandfather, H. H. Holmes, is the identity of London’s Jack the Ripper. Jeff Mudgett was living life as a practicing attorney when he came upon the discovery that his family held a dark secret. Upon uncovering this knowledge, Jeff conducted extensive research which led to his writing his wildly popular book, BLOODSTAINS. Mudgett gives his “Grand Jury” presentation to …

Diane Fanning Appears at Virginia Writers Club Symposium

Saturday, August 1 the Virginia Writers Club Annual Symposium will be held in  The Dickinson Fine & Performing Arts Center at Piedmont Virginia Community College in Charlottesville, Virginia.  From 8am to 3pm the agenda includes panel discussions, workshops, a book fair and signing. Renown Virginia author, Diane Fanning, will be a panelist for the session titled “Crime Does Pay,” along with nonfiction crime author, Dan Moldea. Fanning is the author of 23 traditionally published books. She has been honored as a nominee for the coveted Edgar Award, as well as the Defender of the Innocent Award from the Illinois Innocence Project for her part in exposing evidence which allowed a wrongful conviction to come to true justice. Subjects of her true crime books include such high-profile crimes as the Michael Peterson murder case in North Carolina (Written in Blood), the Caylee Anthony case in Florida (Mommy’s Little Girl), and the Virginia murder of Jocelyn Earnest (Under Cover of the Night). Fanning’s fiction includes the Lucinda Pierce detective series set in Virginia, and her latest World War II era …

Diane Fanning website

Crime Writer Launches New Website Design

Renown author, nominated for the prestigious Edgar Award and a recipient of the Defender of the Innocent Award from the Innocence Project, Diane Fanning announces a fresh look for her website incorporating new, cutting edge features. Fanning’s new website was constructed and is maintained by Liz Nichols Design. The design allows web visitors to see all of her books, as well as order autographed copies directly from the site. Pages include synopsis of each book, reviews, and in some cases, a free chapter. The site also includes a calendar of events so fans can see where Diane Fanning will be appearing next, and direct access to Fanning’s blog, titled Writing is a Crime. Nichols’ website design introduces visitors to a current, yet informative look for which she is noted. Liz Nichols Design offers website design, photography, SEO and graphic services for individuals, businesses and sites needing e-commerce capabilities. And, by design, she is the daughter of Diane Fanning. Head over to DianeFanning.Com and review the new look, and don’t forget to subscribe to her newsletter to keep track of all her …

sprouting your business

How to Sprout Your Global Business!

No, Virginia, this isn’t your mama trying to crash the glass ceiling any longer. The times have changed, business climate is restyled, and the growth of business has morphed into whatever you want it to be; whether a multi faceted corporate entity is in your future, or a one man band operation, you have the ability to adopt what suits your interests best. How does a business sprout and grow? Here’s where a heavy dose of fear is likely to either build an empire, or have you retreating to the unemployment office or your current employer’s cubicle. Do what you do best and be the best at what you do The secret is there is no secret; don’t do business that you can’t do well. In other words, don’t take on clients, cases, or opportunities that you don’t have every reason to expect will add value to the growth of your reputation as the best. It’s easy to fall into the trap of thinking you should take on anything that comes your way, but looking at the long term, not every client or opportunity is …