Each of my books has a legal element. I worked as a probation officer for two years, practiced law for about 9 years, and spent 12 years full-time on the bench. Since then, I've worked as a judge sitting by assignment in civil and criminal cases in various counties in Texas from the Gulf Coast to the HIll Country to West Texas. My books (both published and unpublished) range from murder mysteries, to true tales of judges murdered in America, to divorce advice, to suspense, and to women's. There's a legal aspect involving a detective, an attorney, a judge, or a participant in criminal, family, probate, or civil litigation in every one of them because that's been my life.
My father was a lawyer and a judge. I have memories of him parking the family outside the old county jail while he went in and made a bail bond. I'd stare out the back window of the car at the broken glass that lined the walls of the yard to prevent escapes and wonder what it was like inside. Later I became quite familiar with the inside of the jail but luckily I could leave whenever I wanted.
I look forward to publishing my unpublished novels as e-book originals