An ebook edition of my latest Dawna Shepherd short story is on the way!
Drones appear in the first line of “Blown”, a short mystery story published in Fiction River earlier this year:
“Monday night at eight-fifty-five, Polish time, a covey of midget helicopters burst through the half-open clerestory windows in the banquet hall. FBI Special Agent Dawna Shepherd kicked into arrest mode.”
I thought that was good enough reason to post this terrific photo of the Janester, owned by long-time friend Bill and photographed from his buddy George’s quad-copter flying close by. In July, I’ll release an ebook edition of “Blown: A Dawna Shepherd Short Story”.
Crime fiction reviewer Stephen Campbell invited me to tell him about my second Nora Dockson legal thriller, Right the Wrong. We talked about why I was drawn to the character of a convicted felon who becomes an appeals attorney. I wanted to understand how that troubled history equips her to battle with unusual effectiveness for her down-and-out clients. I explained that in telling her story, I discovered that I’m also writing from my heart. You can hear a podcast of the interview starting May 18, 2015, at CrimeFiction.FM Also available for download from iTunes podcasts
Nora Dockson got out of prison and became a lawyer. Her clients are already behind bars. She’s fighting to free two men sentenced to life for murders they didn’t commit. In a broken criminal justice system, she breaks the rules. And sees a way to expose the lies. Then, her bad-girl past roars into her present. And Nora’s got a tougher challenge: Can she dodge the Devil this time?
This is my second legal thriller featuring the scrappy Spokane attorney. The first is Help Me Nora. I plan to publish a third book in the series in November, 2015.
Where to buy Right the Wrong – I’ll add more links as they go live