I grew up in Birmingham, Alabama. After college in Atlanta, I moved to D.C. for law school. I never left D.C., much to my surprise, and, in between raising four children and writing books, I have practiced public interest law and corporate law, I have prosecuted anti-trust and criminal cases, and I have represented several white collar criminal defendants facing politically motivated charges in federal court. Most recently, I have taught a variety of courses at the Washington College of Law and done pro bono work on behalf of asylum and immigration client. Things Are Going to Slide is my second published novel. My first, No Defense, will be re-released as an e-book in the spring of 2013.