Monday, January 09, 2006
Book Signing with Michael McGarrity
Went yesterday to the book tour kickoff of Michael McGarrity's new book "Nothing but trouble" at Garcia Street Books. Michael McGarrity is a former Santa Fe County Sheriff's Deputy who writes the Kevin Kerney series of novels. Nothing but trouble is his 10th book in the series. I am looking forward to reading it. His novels always have interesting references to Santa Fe, New Mexico and its Law Enforcement Community. In "Serpents Gate" the author makes reference to the Sheriff's deputy's uniforms which he says they look something like valet parking uniforms. Its references like that which make the books fun to read. You can learn more about Michael McGarrity at his web site michaelmcgarrity.com. By the way the Sheriff's office is changing its uniforms and badge styles within the next five weeks. It will be a much more traditional look with the badge going from the Los Angeles Police type shield to the more traditional five point star. The uniform gets rid of the stripes on the pants and pocket embelishments and goes to a plain black pant and a simple grey shirt. Our hat is going to a more western style hat from the police type 7 point hat. It will be interesting to see if our new uniform gets mention in a future Michael Mcgarrity novel.