What's it like to get praise for your book from Alan Dershowitz and book reviewing publications? Does a prosecutor want praise from a defense attorney?
It was great to get praise from Alan Dershowitz! He’s the foremost criminal lawyer in America, so his opinion meant a lot to me. And yes, prosecutor-writers want praise from defense attorneys. They have an important perspective. I was gratified that Prof. Dershowitz thought Law of Attraction was a compelling and realistic portrayal of the criminal justice system. When I read his review, I did a little happy dance around the room.
So far, getting reviews from book-reviewing publications has been good. Law of Attraction has gotten some really nice reviews. But the most important thing to me is that readers seem to enjoy the book. I hope it’s a fun read.
Are you planning on writing a second novel?
Yes. I wrote Law of Attraction as a stand-alone novel, but Toucstone/Simon & Schuster is interested in a sequel. I’m very happy to share some more adventures with Anna!
In "real life" could you see relationships occurring between defense attorneys and prosecutors?
Yes, but it would be complicated. Even if they weren’t on opposite sides of a case, they might have wildly differing viewpoints. But stranger things have happened, right? Cops date inmates. Vegetarians date hamburger lovers. Sharks date Jets (although that doesn’t turn out well). Seeing how people love each other despite their differences is the interesting part.
What question were you hoping I’d ask that I didn't? Here's your chance to ask and answer it
Thanks for that opportunity, but you covered it! Great and unique questions. I’ve read your interviews and reviews before and have always enjoyed them. It’s a thrill to be interviewed by you. I really appreciate your taking a look at my book!