Gordon Kirkland Thanks Pitt Meadows Asst. Fire Chief Brad Perrie
When award-winning author Gordon Kirkland was writing his new novel, Crossbow, he turned to Pitt Meadows Assistant Fire Chief Brad Perrie for some assistance when he was writing a scene involving a burning building.
“It’s one of the nice things about living in a small community,” said Kirkland. “When an author gets stuck, he knows he can turn to someone close by for help.
“It’s important,” he continued. “When you are writing a novel, you don’t want someone reading it who knows about something like fires and firefighting to say that what you have written is not the way things happen in reality. It’s something I learned from my friend, bestselling mystery author Ridley Pearson. His fact checking for one of his books has created a method for crime solving that has been used by the Seattle Police Department to close the books on two homicides.”
“Brad Perrie was a great help, and very willing to give me his time to answer my questions,” Kirkland added. “I really want to thank him for that.
Kirkland today presented Perrie with one of the first copies of Crossbow, in which he thanks him for the help in the acknowledgements at the front of the book. Wanting to do a little more, Kirkland came up with a unique way to show his appreciation. He gave the fire chief in the book the name Perry Bradley.
Crossbow is available from Amazon. For more information, visit Kirkland’s website at www.gordonkirkland.com.
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