MW. Next month, (July) Green Fees, the third legal thriller in the series will be published. It’s about a Russian money lender who uses an evil enforcer to extract repayment of illegal loans. Of course, Merit Bridges works to extricate a young golf pro from the Russian’s grip.
MW. I’ve always taken writing seriously.
Q. How long after that were you published?
MW. I’ve had professional material published for years. As for fiction, the Merit Bridges Legal Thriller Series began in 2016.
Q. What makes a writer great?
MW. It’s hard to describe, but when I feel a certain emotion or tone as I write it, readers tend to feel it when they read it.
Q. and the all-important: What does the process of going from “no book” to “finished book” look like for you?
MW. I carried a mini bottle of champagne around for a year thinking I was going to finish the book any day. Finally, I got to pop it!
Q. How has your life experiences influenced your writing?
MW. I’ve practiced law for many years and use the legal aspects as well as my knowledge of people and their proclivities in my writing.
MW. Yes, I expect to publish a memoir at some point.
Note to Self: (a life lesson you’ve learned.)
MW. I have witnessed many times that a good person can do a bad thing and change their lives and those around them forever. Those good people deserve a second chance, and in my stories, they often get that chance. As above, my main character, Merit Bridges talks to me about a situation. That said, all my stories are based on real life legal dilemmas that happened in my law firm. Of course, I take the facts only so far and then explode them into a thriller.
MW. Often, but I am usually writing from a dual perspective. I can be the writer and the reader at the same time. That way, I can gauge what my audience may enjoy about the story I’m telling.
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