As a lawyer, I’ve filed countless briefs and appeared on behalf of clients before courts in many states across the country. As you might guess, briefs and court arguments are fact and law based and there is no room for fiction.
So writing Deviant Agendas, my first novel in The V-Files series, has been exciting and a labor of love. For me, writing has always been a joy, and playing with words to create powerful points that people can consider and respond to is one of the most satisfying aspects of writing. But writing a novel lets me do more than make a point. It allows me to create a world where my characters come alive and can say and do what they want.
When I began writing Deviant Agendas, I really didn't plan the genre or characters. Rather, I sat down one morning after a run, and started writing. I let whomever showed up on paper come alive. They told me who they were and where they were headed. I was just the conduit.
Since I've lived in the legal world for more than 30 years, and have a great respect for the law, it's not a surprise that my characters took me to the world of law. It's wide ranging and fascinating and touches almost everything in our lives.
It's also not a surprise that the female protagonists are strong, smart and independent. You’ll learn more about them when you read Deviant Agendas.