Welcome! As a mystery writer and lawyer, I’ve been answering writers’ questions about using the law in their fiction for years, individually and in columns for the Sisters in Crime, SinC Guppies, and Mystery Writers of America-NW Chapter newsletters. Much of that information — and more — is now collected in my first book: Books, Crooks and Counselors: How to Write Accurately About Criminal Law and Courtroom Procedure (Quill Driver Books, 2011). I’ve also published short fiction in Ellery Queen, Alfred Hitchcock, The Whitefish Review, and elsewhere. My cozy series, The Food Lovers Village Mysteries, will debut from Berkley Prime Crime in 2013.
On my blog, I’ll talk about new and old cases that illustrate legal issues of interest to fiction writers, references for writers, my last best reads, and more.
Thanks for joining me!
Congrats on starting a blog! It’s a big committment and I wish you all the best!
Congratulations on starting the blog! I look forward to subscribing–I know you have lots to share.
Hi, Chris! I thought I had the RSS and subscription things figured out — sorry they aren’t quite there yet! Soon!
Hey, Chris — try it again. It works on this end!
Leslie, your new blog and book sounds terrific. I was wondering if it included something that came up in my current novel — technicalities and how they can get a case thrown out of court.
I just thought of a side gig for you — consultant for people like me who want to make sure a chapter, scene or storyline makes sense legally. : )
Hey, Kristi, thanks! Check out the “services” page on my website, LawandFiction.com. I LOVE working with other writers like you!
I hope I finally learn something from reading your blog!
I hope so, too, Bill! I know you’ll have us all laughing!
Can’t wait to subscribe. I’ve got burning questions.
Fire away, Gayl!