Author, Lecturer, Consultant
In today’s world, fiction readers want and expect more from their favorite authors, so writers better make sure they have their facts straight.
As a Black Ops veteran, police detective, undercover narcotics agent, and private investigator, author Leo J. Maloney brings over 40 years of experience to you in an energetic and interactive session. Leo will discuss his role working for a clandestine government agency and numerous positions in law enforcement. He has been trained in the use of all types weapons including handguns, automatic weapons, custom-made firearms, rifles. He was taught hand-to-hand combat, and how to kill with weapons or none at all.
Leo will discuss on how today’s agencies are more focused on recruiting applicants who are proficient in our mission critical languages; Arabic, Dari (version of Persian spoken in Afghanistan and Pashto), Chinese, Korean, Farci, Russian, Turkish, and Indonesian. Intelligence Officers may work in an office 9-5, or may be on the street at home or abroad. He will describe how he fit the "profile" for a recruit.
Target audience: Criminal Justice students/teachers, those seeking careers in the CIA, FBI and other branches of the intelligence community as well as state and local law enforcement agencies, and the military. Writer's groups and thriller readers.
Telling a Story
Leo will talk about how he creates characters and plot lines by combining research with his own personal experiences as a Black Operative in some of the most dangerous hot spots in the world – keeping his readers wanting more. Leo welcomes audience participation although there is some information he is not at liberty to share.
Target audience: Writer's groups and thriller readers.
Indie vs Mainstream Publishing
Before signing with Kensington Publishing Corporation, Leo released a self-published a version of Termination Orders. He created his own company, Independent Publishing House, coordinated the cover design with a graphic artist, and worked with a Canadian printer. Leo collaborated with a local expert in publishing to get both the paper and electronic version of the book on amazon and other sites using Lightning Source as a distributor. He was able to get the book placed in several independent bookstores; but found resistance at large brick-and-mortar stores; however, that mindset seems to be changing.
Target audience: Writer's groups.
ABOUT THE PRESENTER
Leo J. Maloney is an acclaimed author with the Kensington Publishing Corporation in New York, NY. His first book, Termination Orders, was released in September 2012, and his second book, Silent Assassin, is due out in September 2013. The protagonist of these action thrillers is Dan Morgan, a former CIA operative.
For more information about Leo's personal story, see BIOGRAPHY.
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"I can still remember the first time I met Leo Maloney. He's one of those guys you just never forget. He was intense ...focused...entertaining and friendly...all at the same time. Leo asked me to take a look at a manuscript he was writing. It was called Termination Orders and was based on his real life experience as a Black Ops operative. I read the 400 pages in a weekend and I just knew Leo and his book would be a smash. And they are. Since then, I've featured Leo on Magic 106.7's weekly radio show called Boston Life and I look forward to interviewing him again when his next book in the series comes out. If you are looking for a real, rivetting speaker who can stun any audience with what it's like to live a life filled with the kind of danger and intrigue Jason Bourne and Agent 007 can only portray in their movies, book Leo Maloey. He is the real deal: a true American who knows what really goes on in the darkest corners of the world. Pull the trigger... and book Leo Maloney." - Candy O'Terry Assistant Program Director and On Air personality, Magic 106.7, WMJX, CO-founder and President of Boston Women in Media and Entertainment
"An honest and affable speaker, Mr. Maloney captivated the audience of veterans, young and old. We hope he'll return when his next book comes out to tell us mor fascinating stories of life as a Black Op!" - Alee Karpf, Recreational Therapist, The VA Honor Center, Gainesville, FL