Saturday, July 5, 2008

Meet Guest Blogger Felician Donovan

Author, Law Enforcement Technology & Cybercrime Expert

Felicia Donovan has spent the last ten years as the Information Systems Supervisor at a New England Police Department. In addition, she is the author of the Barry-Award nominated THE BLACK WIDOW AGENCY series of books featuring four women who use computer forensics and state-of-the-art technology to help other women. Prior to joining the Portsmouth Police Department, Felicia was a Technology Coordinator in a local school.

Felicia was the recipient of the Scripps-Howard Foundation Journalism Scholarship and graduated from Dowling College with a Bachelor's degree in English Education. Felicia went on to become a teacher and has been published numerous times for professional articles.

In 1998, Felicia left teaching to embark in a new career in law enforcement. She is a member of the New Hampshire Police Association, the International Association of Chiefs of Police, Sisters In Crime, Mystery Writers of America, and the International Association of Crime Writers.

Felicia is also the founder and chairperson of CLEAT – Communications, Law Enforcement and Technology – a state-wide group of Law Enforcement Technology professionals who meet and communicate to discuss technology matters pertaining to police agencies. She participates in regular meetings of the NH State Attorney General’s CyberCrime Initiative. Her knowledge of and interest in the field of cybercrime is vast.

Felicia has received numerous awards and recognitions from Law Enforcement agencies for her work. She received recognition from the FBI for her digital photographic enhancement work in trying to identify victims of a child pedophile. In 2000, she received a commendation from her own department for her work in creating a state-of-the-art information sharing system. Recently, she was asked to be the keynote address speaker at US FIRST’s “Women in Science and Technology” forum.

Her latest book, SPUN TALES, has been released to wide acclaim.


“…might this series give James Patterson’s Women’s Murder Club some serious competition?”
-- Booklist

"This is another strong entry in this polished series." -- Deadly Pleasures

"[A] sharp series debut....Donovan, who has assisted the FBI with her own computer forensics expertise, leavens this tale of female vigilante justice with humor and insider details." -- Publishers Weekly




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