Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
Hello. I have five books to date. My first book was a result of nearly being arrested. My new book, Judge vs Michigan is in the final stages of polishing. It should be ready in about a month.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
Judge vs Michigan started with my fascination with Navy Pier in Chicago. My books give me a chance to teach a little law surreptitiously and to invite people to visit Chicago in all it’s glory.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
Occasionally I think of a plot point and get up in the middle of the night to see where it might fit. I also love mapping out the book on large sheets of paper.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
Sue Grafton, Harris Mark Petrakis, Lillian Jackson Braun and Amy Tan are a few of my favorites.
What are you working on now?
I’m working on the cover for Judge vs Michigan.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Write everyday and don’t edit until you have a rough draft.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
A few months ago, Barbara D’Amato said “keep writing.”
If you were going to be stranded on a desert island and allowed to take 3 or 4 books with you what books would you bring?
The Secret, by Rhonda Byrne, Einstein’s Daydreams by Alan Lightman and my thesaurus.