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Anna Erishkigal

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Anna Erishkigal is an attorney who writes fantasy fiction as a pleasurable alternative to coming home from court and cross-examining her children. She writes under a pen-name so her colleagues don't question whether her legal pleadings are fantasy 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 a character becomes trouble

My husband and I recently returned from Scotland, where we got to tour the Highlands where my ancestors were born, including Mount Cuillin on Skye, several standing stones, and the Culloden Battlefield just outside of Inverness. What was interesting was to find out that my Campbell ancestry, which in the United States is viewed with much pride due to their powerful clan-association with the Bla... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on September 04, 2015 21:42 • 39 views • Tags: culloden-battlefield, mount-cuillan, scotland, scottish-highlands
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Anna Erishkigal Lanie wrote: "Merry Christmas!!"

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 oOSarahOo wrote: "Thanks for the add Anna!"

Glad to meet you, Sarah! I'll see you at Lovers of Paranormal! :-)

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Anna Erishkigal Brittain wrote: "Thank you so much for liking my reviews! :-)"

You're welcome, Brittain! I help moderate two different communities, so I'm always interested in what other people enjoy reading :-)

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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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