Welcome, Rachel. Tell us how much of yourself you write into your characters.
Since I write legal suspense and I’m a lawyer, I think I bring a lot of myself and my life experiences into my books.
What is the quirkiest thing you have ever done?
I’ve accidentally worn two different pairs of shoes to work LOL.
When did you first discover that you were a writer?
At a very young age I was writing stories and poems. Then after I had been a lawyer for a couple of years, I decided to write my first novel.
Tell us the range of the kinds of books you enjoy reading.
I love reading suspense and romantic suspense. I also really enjoy nonfiction on a wide range of topics.
How do you keep your sanity in our run, run, run world?
I take it one day at a time. That’s the only way I can handle everything that I have going on in my life.
How do you choose your characters’ names?
Sometimes I have a specific name in mind. Other times I search and look at name lists and think about different combinations and how that name works with other characters I have planned.
What is the accomplishment that you are most proud of?
In the writing context, I’m super excited about my current series with Bethany House. It’s a dream to be writing for such a wonderful publisher.
If you were an animal, which one would you be, and why?
I love animals so much! I’m an introvert by nature and independent, so I’d probably be a catJ
What is your favorite food?
Pizza or anything with cheese and carbs.
What is the problem with writing that was your greatest roadblock, and how did you overcome it?
My biggest problem is having enough time. It’s a constant struggle, but I take one deadline and task at a time.
Tell us about the featured book.
Deadly Proof is book 1 in the Atlanta Justice series. The series features women attorneys who take on high stakes and dangerous cases.
Please give us the first page of the book.
You can’t call that a settlement offer.” Kate Sullivan looked directly into the dark eyes of her opposing counsel, who represented a medical device company. Jerry had just made partner and thought he could play hardball, but she wasn’t going to let him get the upper hand. “You and I both know that amount will never cut it. Come back to me when you have a number I can work with.” She closed her laptop and shoved it in her bag.
“C’mon, Kate. Fifty grand is a good starting point,” Jerry said.
“We’re done here. Call me when you’re actually ready to negotiate.” She stood up and walked out of the conference room before Jerry could say anything else.
He wasn’t taking her client’s claims seriously, so she wasn’t going to waste any more time playing games. He’d come to his senses soon enough. This case shouldn’t go to trial, and he knew it.
Making the quick drive from downtown to Midtown Atlanta, weaving through the usual traffic, she parked in her reserved spot in the garage under a tall office building. The large office tower was home of the world-class plaintiff’s firm Warren McGee.
How can readers find you on the Internet?
I love connecting with readers. Here is where you can find me.
Thank you, Rachel, for sharing this book with us. I love legal suspense novels.
Readers, here are links to the book.Deadly Proof - Christianbook.com
Deadly Proof (Atlanta Justice) - Amazon paperback
Deadly Proof (Atlanta Justice Book 1) - Kindle
Deadly Proof - Audiobook
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