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Anna Erishkigal

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Anna Erishkigal is an attorney who writes fantasy fiction as an alternative to cross-examining her children. She writes under a pen-name so her colleagues don't question whether her legal pleadings are fiction as well. Much of law, it turns out, -is- fantasy fiction. Lawyers just prefer to call it 'zealously representing your client.'

Seeing the dark underbelly of life makes for some interesting fictional characters. The kind you either want to incarcerate, or run home and write about. In fiction, you can fudge facts without worrying too much about the truth. In legal pleadings, if your client lies to you, you look stupid in front of the judge.

At least in fiction, if they become troublesome you can always kill them off.

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I am honored to be interviewed at the Pebble In the Still Waters blog today, where you can get all the dirt about me :-) Thank you Jaideep for hosting me!

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Why thank you, Lanie! I hope you have a joyous holiday as well, with lots of interesting books and other goodies under the tree :-)

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Anna Erishkigal Tracy wrote: "I didn't realize you were an attorney. I've often considered going to law school but not sure how to fit it into my life yet or pay for it..."

I love what I learned in law school, but the truth is that unless you get into it when you're 23 years old, go to an 'ivy league' law school, have no family or other encumbrances to support, and are willing to work 170 hours per week, and work at least 2-3 years 'interning' for next to no pay for a judge or a big law firm, you will never earn the money they promise you'll earn. Believe it or not, most lawyers make less than $50,000 per year. On the other hand, I've met some fantastic people, helped a lot of people, I have a legal self-help guide published under my real name, and there's a certain amount of respect that comes when you tell people you're an attorney.

If you can't go until you're 58, then I suggest you take some paralegal classes at your local community college. Paralegals get paid well compared to the time/money they invest into getting certified, there are many more jobs available to them with less nasty working conditions, and you'll learn many of the same discernment skills (though not all). You won't have our extensive overarching grasp of caselaw, but paralegals usually practice in a limited field (such as real estate law or business law), so you can become pretty well-versed in that field.

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Tracy I didn't realize you were an attorney. I've often considered going to law school but not sure how to fit it into my life yet or pay for it. I'll probably be 58 before I get there. The one law class I had as an undergrad I LOVED.

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