Zombies, Werewolves, Vampires and… LAWYERS?! You know that old joke – What’s 500 lawyers at the bottom of the ocean. A good start. hehe That still cracks me up. The story has snappy dialog, humor, zombies eating brains and I am a complete sucker for courtroom dramas with living and the undead. That was a nice twist although I thought the ending was a bit drastic, but memorable. When an ending makes you go – Oh no, he didn’t! What is he going to do for the next book? Well, I hear he’s putting the final touches on that one so I’ll be in line to find out.
The next chapter in the struggle for equal rights begins!
Hunter Gamble is an idealistic young attorney in a very special area of the practice: arcane defense. Funded by enigmatic billionaire Charles McClain and aided by shy-but-energetic research attorney Kirsten Harper, he’s making the world a better place–one vampire, zombie, or werewolf client at a time. After all, they deserve their day in court too, right?
When a young zombie walks into Hunter’s office accused of murder (by brain-eating), Hunter’s idealism is tested as never before as he struggles to secure the man’s freedom. To do so, he must square off against a savvy and ambitious district attorney, contend with a judge who is deeply biased against arcanes, and stand up to a human-supremacist group which will stop at nothing–not even Hunter’s own death–to see his client convicted.
I am a long, tall Texan (very, very tall) born and raised in Fort Worth, Texas. Educated at Grinnell College in the great state of Iowa, I consider Iowa my second home state, and keep on good terms with both by eating barbecue AND corn. When I’m not watching way too much sci-fi/fantasy TV or reading similar books (or working, obviously), you can usually find me reading the news or playing video games. I currently live in Austin, Texas, where I work as a lawyer and author.
Everything I really need to know about storytelling, I learned from Joss Whedon (who influences my work), but I’m also a huge fan of suspense thrillers (which also influence my work), musicals (which, if I could write a musical novel, I’d be all over that), and parentheses (of which there are way too many in this bio).
As of May 12, 2012, I will be the author of three full-length novels (Weaver, The Void, and Atticus for the Undead), as well as The Antlerbury Tales, a short story.
My next full-length novel will be “Identity Theft,” Book 2 of The Legal Fiction Series. Expect it soon.
Stay tuned for more exciting projects in the months to come!