This book is finally out, and I am really excited about it. I write all kinds of stuff…crime, urban fantasy, and romance. This story pulls together my love of crime fiction together with urban fantasy, along with some of my favorite themes…trouble, redemption, and the power of friends and family to help you transcend your challenges.
It also comes full circle for me, work wise. I’m one of those people who has had a million jobs in her life. I’ve worked as an aerobics instructor, administrative assistant, cocktail waitress, house painter, mother’s helper, office temp, ID checker, Mom, artist’s model…on and on I could go.
And I worked as a lawyer, too, for a while.
Nicole’s storefront office brought me back to my own past, and to some of the most fulfilling work I’ve ever done.
I represented clients in the cities of New Haven, Connecticut, and Buffalo, New York, and the work was gritty and satisfying and soulful. Chasing Nicole Farmer down the streets of Amistad reminded me of the bittersweet victories and searing defeats my clients experienced in their lives, and how lucky I was to get to work with them and help them achieve their goals.
Standing up for my clients’ legal rights taught me how to stand my ground. It was a long, wild ride, and I don’t think I would have become a novelist if I hadn’t had the chance to do it.
I hope that you enjoy the story!