Trials of Betty

still I rise . . .

17 April 1958
California, United States
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african american, african american history, biography, black lit, black writers, chick-lit, commercial fiction, criminal law, entertainment, fantasy, fiction, forward motion, historical fiction, history, holly lisle, john grisham, jury trials, law, legal theory, legal thrillers, literary fiction, movies, music, npr, pacifica radio, philosophy, political history, political science, reading, religion, science fiction, scott turow, television, thrillers, writers, writing
I am a writer. This realization came to me when I received my first rejection letter and promptly re-sent a query letter to another agent. I've several works in progress, one completed novel, now in re-writes, and several ideas percolating. I've been writing regularly since the Summer of 2003.

Writing is a new avocation for me, however, although I wrote many short stories during my adolescent and teen years. Then college, law school, travel, my family, men, my profession intruded, and I ceased writing for twenty years. I'm shopping my first book, Indefensible, a legal thriller, and am now working on several other novels and short stories primarily in Mystery and SF/F genres.

I've published two articles on writing: How to develop a Thick Skin

Research and Worldbuilding for those who Hate Libraries

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