99. Vic Ferrari: From Bronx kid to NYPD Detective

Access to Inspiration

03-05-2023 • 27 mins

Who would have thought that a Bronx-born rookie cop would go on to become a successful author, giving readers an intimate look into the world of law enforcement? In conversation with host Sue Stockdale, Vic Ferrari talks about the powerful connection between his deep love for the NYPD and his mission to share his experiences through his writing.

Growing up in the Bronx, Vic always dreamt of becoming a police officer, and he eventually achieved that goal at the age of 21. Throughout his 20-year career, Vic worked in various precincts and specialized units, honing his skills in understanding the complexities of the street and the people within it. With a wealth of knowledge and a penchant for storytelling, Vic transitioned to the world of writing, bringing readers an authentic and intriguing look at the life of an NYPD officer.

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Key Quotes
  • Field training was not like the movies where you're crashing up cars or getting into gun fights.There's a lot of consequences for your actions.
  • My books are a behind-the-scenes look of what goes on in different precincts and specialised units.
  • We went down to the morgue, and it looked like a mechanic shop. There was eight bays and a bunch of people working on bodies.
  • Becoming a member of the New York City Police Department for me was like the highlight of my life.
  • When I got into writing these books, I knew a nothing about writing, and nothing about the publishing process or how to get the book to market.
  • If you're a first-time writer and you're not skilled, you didn't take a lot of courses - never write in chronological order. It will paralyze you.
  • If you have writer's block, stop writing, call up your friend, or somebody that you know you could talk to and say, I want to tell you a story and tell that story.
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