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Monday, February 6, 2012


While I was preparing my non-fiction trial guide, SEE YOU IN COURT! for publication, it came to me that it was a good reference work for writing fictitious court scenes. It is full of nuances and quirks that could lend credence to a narrative.  And that got me to wondering what, if anything, lawyers and authors have in common. Go to the mystery and thriller section of a bookstore (if you can find one of those) and you will see that a lot of authors are actually lawyers who write novels. I came to the conclusion that there must be something they have in common. But what? Find out by reading the whole article at See You In Court!

Thursday, February 2, 2012


I am pleased to announce that I have been invited to read at InsideStoryTime, April 19, 2012 at the Cafe Royale, 800 Post St. San Francisco. Readings begin at 6:30 p.m.  The subject for the evening will be "Chills and Skills" and that means a Nate Lewis lawyer screw up.

New acclaim and 5 Stars for A Shot In The Arm!

Barry Willdorf's latest in his noir-ish series is a detective story with a sense of geography, a sense of morality, and a sense of humor. Set in San Francisco in the 1970s and written by a lawyer with street cred who lived through those turbulent times, A Shot in the Arm is also a blast to read. Just add java. --Frances Lefkowitz author of TO HAVE NOT,

Frances's To Have Not is a really great book. I highly recommend it.  She's an exceptional writer and observer.

And also, to my surprise, because I haven't a clue how she go her hands on this book: Arlena Dean

"A Shot in the Arm" by Barry Willdorf was really a good read. It kept me on the edge of my seat through most of the read. Indeed you can tell that Mr. Willdorf that he had some lawyer background due to all details that he gave us on this great ride.

You can read the rest of the 5-STAR REVIEW on Goodreads.