You've seen it before. Usually on the evening news film clip where
another heinous crime has just been committed. Possibly in your
nightmares. Those dark gritty streets where danger lurks in every
shadow are the same that Chicago cop Gina Gallo has patrolled
since 1982. She learned her night moves on the city's tough West
Side where gangs rule, narcotics and guns dominate the street
economy, and violent crimes are always just a shriek away.
With a fresh
voice and unflinchingly honest perspective, this cop-turned-author
delivers the real deal - blistering stories of life on
those tough streets. Whether told from her cop's-eye view, or
that of the victims and criminals she encountered, Gina's stories
are sometimes heartbreaking, sometimes hilarious, always unforgettable.
are a regular feature of
The Columnists.com (check out their Spotlight
on Gina Gallo) She is also a featured writer for NYCOP
Online . As a professional writer for more than ten years,
her stories have appeared in police-oriented and mainstream magazines
both nationally and abroad.
native who's loyal to her South side roots, Gina has also lived
in New York and Honolulu and now resides on the Left Coast.. Prior
to her police career, she prepared for a life of crime fighting
by working as a roller-skating waitress in a Waikiki piano bar,
as a stained glass muralist in NYC and a designer of floral exhibits.
She prefers story telling to smoking guns but is equally adept
Gina is a
member of Mystery Writers of America,
Sisters-In-Crime, and The International Association of Crime Writers.