FORMER homicide detective and police negotiator Belinda Neil will share her story in Bendigo this Friday.
Ms Neil will speak at Strath Village Newsagency's Breakfast with the Author event at the Shamrock Hotel Federation Room at 7.30am.
Ms Neil's novel Under Siege traces her journey from a wide-eyed rookie to a spell in undercover drugs operations, homicide investigation and the New South Wales police force's elite hostage negotiation team. The high-pressured job took Ms Neil from one crisis to the next with her call-outs anything from suicide attempts to hostage situations.
Strath Village Newsagency owner Kylie Kay money from the breakfast would go to the Blue Ribbon Foundation.
"Also, $5 from every book sold is going to Blue Ribbon Foundation and I'm having a hamper too," she said. "Belinda Neil is a really interesting woman so it should be great."
Tickets to the event are $20.