Month: February 2020

CUE Center for Missing Persons

CUE Center for Missing Persons 16th Annual National Missing Persons Conference

The CUE Center for Missing Persons’ 16th Annual National Missing Persons Conference, “Commanding the Endurance of Strength” will be held March 26-29, 2020  to focus on the exchange of ideas and best practices through presentations and classes. The conference also provides a place of peace for families who are suffering through the struggles that come with missing a loved one or dealing with an unresolved homicide. The conference is open to everyone who has an interest in supporting CUE’s primary missions of locating missing people and comforting their loved ones. Advocates from law enforcement officers, victim assistance professionals, youth groups, and families of the missing are especially encouraged to attend. “Through classes and presentations by those who are considered experts in their fields, attendees will gain a better understanding of the issues and possible solutions. We provide a place where families with missing loved ones can interact and know they are not alone on their journey,” said CUE Founder Monica Caison. What: The CUE Center’s 16th Annual National Missing Persons Conference When: March 26-29, 2020 Where: Holiday Inn, …

ImaginePublicity on Air: K.J. Howe Author and Director of THRILLERFEST

For the last six years, K.J. Howe has immersed herself in the world of kidnapping to bring authenticity to the page. Her first novel, The Freedom Broker, won a Thriller Award for Best First Novel. Her second book, Skyjack, received a Boxed and Starred Review from Publishers Weekly and a Starred Review from Library Journal. Not only does Howe write with enthusiasm for her character, she meticulously does  research to bring real issues to the storyline. Thea Paris appears in the series as a kidnapping negotiator with a love for adventure and the ability to overcome her personal obstacles to get the job done. There are 25 elite professionals who travel undercover to the deadliest spots in the world to bring hostages home safely by any means necessary. Only one of those 25 elite response consultants is a woman.  She brings everything a man does to the job as well as her intuition. She is the inspiration behind professional kidnap negotiator Thea Paris. Although the Freedom Broker series is fiction, Howe brings personal knowledge of …