San Diego Police Sergeant Wes Albers Releases New Police Crime Novel Black & White

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30 year veteran police officer and novelist Wes Albers launches new police procedural novel to be released March 20, 2012, by publisher ZOVA Books.

Black & White isn't just any police story - it is written with the real world knowledge that only someone of Wes' caliber can create.

Wes Albers has dedicated his life to serving the San Diego community as a police officer for almost 30 years. As the director of the Southern California Writers Conference – an organization that helps aspiring writers develop their craft for publication – he has worked extensively with professional editors, bestselling novelists, and other industry professionals for many years. Though writing has always been a personal passion, “Black & White” will be his first published novel to date, a police crime novel bringing together his literary expertise with his professional experience.

ZOVA Books is a Los Angeles based mid-sized publishing firm specializing in fiction. A regular attendee at the Southern California Writers Conferences in Los Angeles and San Diego, the publishing house has been in talks with Albers to sign “Black & White” for publication since the conference in early 2011.

“Black & White” follows the story of police patrolman John Hatch as he faces the typical but never predictable daily events of a street cop. After answering a call to a possible murder scene, Hatch decides to work with homicide on the case, adding his gritty, streetwise perspective to the otherwise efficient detective process.

The San Diego Police Department Chief of Police William M. Lansdowne has recommend Albers' debut novel, “Sgt. Wes Albers tells a story that might be all too real as it examines the thoughts and fears of a senior patrol officer who tries to find meaning in the sometimes terrifying and complex world he lives in, wearing a badge."

CEO of ZOVA Books Matthew Pizzo stated, "We are honored to have Wes Albers join ZOVA Books. Wes has been helping the entire Southern California literary community as the director of the Southern California Writers Conference for decades and we have seen Wes' proactive and positive impact on writers for years. His novel, Black & White, is gritty, raw, and will set the standard for modern noir. Black & White isn't just any police story - it is written with the real world knowledge that only someone of Wes' caliber can create. To have this powerful voice in our house is a tremendous honor for ZOVA Books and solidifies our sustained partnership with the Southern California Writers Conference."

Black & White will be released on March 20, 2012, and will be distributed through Baker & Taylor and available for purchase through Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and wherever books are sold.

For media, rights inquiries and interviews with Wes Albers, please contact Matthew Pizzo at ZOVA Books.

About ZOVA Books:

ZOVA Books is a publishing firm located in Los Angeles, California that publishes genre fiction titles, including works by New York Times #1 bestselling authors Michael Blake (“Dances With Wolves,“ “The Holy Road,” “Into The Stars”) and Anna Lee Waldo (“Sacajawea,” “Watch the Face of the Sky”), as well as debut YA author Jessica Therrien (“Oppression”), Kirkus Star recipient Clive London (“Prince Albert and the Doomsday Device”) and upcoming works by Hollywood screenwriters Adam Kline and Brad Keene. ZOVA Books’ film, television and foreign rights are managed by Hollywood production and management company Circle of Confusion.

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