InterView: Dave Sweets & Sarah Graham: Skeletons – 111p1s3

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Dave and Sarah are my guests today and it’s about their Book, Skeletons in my Closet

Hi Everyone it’s Valerie here, todays show is part 1 of 2 and sort-of from my archives, not that I’ve released this episode before BUT I did this interview late in 2019, and we my guest and I had BIG plans, like plans for a series and more…but alas covid hit and boom done with these plans (FOR NOW). This is a special interview, actually one of my first interviews with a writer, an author, from Calgary, and a Detective. This is his book we are going to be discussing today with him and his co-writer slash confident, Sarah Grahams. 

The Book is Called Skeletons in my Closet, Life Lessons from a Homicide Detective. I should mention, the topics discussed in this book are not for children and some of the these might also be triggers as we review crime scenes and stories in some depth. However, it’s all around a basis of what he’s learn, Dave Sweet about being a homicide detective.

Also, this is back when, before covid, before social distancing and way before our lives changed in so many way. Like we share microphones, sat at the same table, hugged and drank tea and water for hours, in the same room without shields…ahhh the good ol days…I digress, you’re in for a real treat in the next few episodes so sit back and enjoy.

Questions Discussed in the InterView

Here’s the description…

Describe the Cover…

Actions don’t make headlines…

How did you two meet, Dave and Sarah?

What inspired you to write the book Dave and how did Sarah help?

Chapter 4, white picket fences…

Surveillance and how it effects Dave, and his family…

This was one of the hardest parts of the story for me…being a mom and knowing how innocent kids are and what they see, and love in their parents are one in the same, a scruffy dad is the world to this little boy. You’ll hear the rest of this story on the next episode tomorrow.

Throughout Dave and Sarahs book, there’s little anecdotes of lessons like this:
  • Find your passion and master it
  • People will say extraordinary things when given the space to be heard
  • Sometimes the easiest person to lie to is yourself
  • It is not hard to be a bit better than average

When I started this whole podcasting gig and trying to figure out why I wanted to do this, I actually used the word legacy to my hubby – leaving a legacy of me behind for my daughter. An audioblog, and audio scrapbook of my life in these verbal snapshots, hmm I guess I’m not the only parent who fills this way.

Tomorrow we delve in their partnership, cases that stuck with them and the people in these cases, how the stories and the lessons came to be and much more.

let’s discuss Skeletons in my Closet, Life Lessons from a Homicide Detective
Find Dave Sweet and Sarah Graham

Dave & Sarah @ UnconventionalClassroom

Published Through @ Mischievious Books

Find Sarah on Instagram @ Sarah Kades Graham

More about Dave @ CBC

His story on ‘The Detectives’ called Hatred @ Imdb

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The show music is call ‘Girl’ by Text me Records and Leviathe

The cover art, storytelling and production is by me, Valerie Moss.

Stay Tuned for the next season, season 3 on Valerie’s Variety Podcast with your host me, Valerie Moss from Studio 17

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