Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
Having written a two-book autobiography, you’d think I’d be more comfortable talking about myself. But self-promotion makes me cringe. I wrote because I have a truth to tell, about the behind-the-scenes of sex crimes prosecution and honestly, the narratives told themselves. It astonishes me and makes me more proud than I can say that readers report that they have found the books compelling and inspiring and have genuinely learned from them.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
“Sex Crimes: Then and Now” is a two-book publication in both e-book and print versions. The first book (the “Then”) was originally published (print only) by Random House in 1993 and honored as a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. It follows my years first as a trial attorney and then as chief of the special victims bureau in the Queens (NYC) District Attorney’s Ofiice. The sequel (the “Now”) follows my years as the special prosecutor for sex crimes in a rural county in the Pacific Northwest.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
I’m a lot better editor than writer so I type out a lot of words and then eliminate most of them.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
I love all sorts of good writing but I have to say that my favorite author is Andrew Vachss. Nobody writes more purely and powerfully.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
Well, certainly I’m hoping it’s this one.