Welcome, Rachel. Tell us how much of yourself you write into your characters.
Since I’m a lawyer, and I write about lawyers, I definitely bring myself and my experiences into all of my characters. I think like a lawyer and that makes me write like a lawyer too. Of course, I get to take creative liberties with my legal characters!
What is the quirkiest thing you have ever done?
I have been known to dress my pets up for the holidays.
When did you first discover that you were a writer?
I’ve been a writer since I was a child. I’ve always been a voracious reader, and I started writing stories and poems in elementary school. It wasn’t until I was a practicing attorney that I decided I wanted to write a novel.
Tell us the range of the kinds of books you enjoy reading.
My favorite genre is romantic suspense, but I also like thrillers. I also enjoy reading non-fiction.
How do you keep your sanity in our run, run, run world?
I don’t think I was sane to begin with! I think the key is prioritizing and knowing when to say no. It’s impossible to meet every demand in life.
How do you choose your characters’ names?
Sometimes the names clearly come to me. Other times I go on the internet and research names or even use name generators until I find one that I like.
What is the accomplishment that you are most proud of?
As far as writing accomplishments, I’m super proud of the books I’m writing for the Atlanta Justice series, and thankful to be working with a wonderful publisher.
If you were an animal, which one would you be, and why?
I love animals and I’m an introvert by nature and independent, so I’d probably be a cat.
What is your favorite food?
It’s so hard to choose just one, but I love cheese and carbs, so pizza is always a go-to.
What is the problem with writing that was your greatest roadblock, and how did you overcome it?
My biggest roadblock is lack of writing time. I still work full time as an attorney. I’d always love to spend more time writing, but right now my writing is confined to the weekends.
Tell us about the featured book.
Lone Witness is the second book in the Atlanta Justice series and it can be read as a series or a standalone. Here’s more:
She's the Only Witness to a Brutal Crime. Now She Can't Outrun the Target on Her Back.
Prosecutor Sophie Dawson has taken a new role at the
With her life at risk, friends and family convince her that she needs protection, and private security guard Cooper Knight is hired as a bodyguard. But as threats escalate, neither Cooper nor Sophie knows whom they can trust.
Unwilling to back down on either case, Sophie pursues the truth at any cost. But her bank litigation gets more complicated by the day, and the gang will stop at nothing to keep her from taking the stand. With all sides closing in, steadfast Cooper is the only man she can lean on. But drawing close may be the distraction that costs both of their lives.
Please give us the first page of the book.
Guilty. That’s the only possible verdict. Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, Felix Sanders, the CEO of Banton Corporation, has been embezzling for five years.” Sophie Dawson took a deep breath, then continued her closing argument. She made eye contact with each of the twelve members of the jury who would decide the fate of the crooked CEO. “Throughout the past week, you’ve heard testimony not only from other employees of Banton Corporation, but from our forensic accounting experts. Those experts testified that there is no doubt that Mr. Sanders was funneling money from the accounts of Banton investors into his personal slush fund that sits in a Swiss bank account.” If she lost this case, then she deserved to be fired. The evidence against Sanders was rock solid. It was rare to have a case this bulletproof. “The defense would have you believe that every single one of these transactions was made in clerical error, but now that you’ve heard and seen all of the evidence, I submit to you that there is no way that conclusion could ever be reached. Let me remind you that we’re talking about hundreds of transactions over a five-year period. The defense’s position asks you to suspend all logic and enter a fantasyland that doesn’t exist.
Sounds interesting. How can readers find you on the Internet?
Here is where you can find me.
Thank you, Rachel, for sharing this new book with me and my readers. Right now, I’m reading Deadly Proof and loving it. I’m glad Cooper is getting his story.
Readers, here are links to the book.Lone Witness - Christianbook.com
Lone Witness (Atlanta Justice) - Amazon paperback
Lone Witness (Atlanta Justice Book 2) - Kindle
Lone Witness - Audiobook
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