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Michael A. Kahn

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Pseudonym for Michael Baron.

Michael Kahn is a trial lawyer by day and an author at night. He wrote his first novel, GRAVE DESIGNS, on a challenge from his wife Margi, who got tired of listening to the same answer whenever she asked him about a book he was reading. "Not bad," he would say, "but I could write a better book than that." "Then write one," she finally said, "or please shut up." So he shut up for a few months--no easy task for an attorney--but finally wrote one.

Kahn is the award-winning author of 10 Rachel Gold novels and three stand-alone novels: the recently published PLAYED!, about which Library Journal wrote, "“Fans of quick reads . . . will be well served by this thriller’s fast pace"; THE SIRENA QUEST, which Publishers Weekl
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Michael A. Kahn In a surprise morning Tweet before the start of the third day of the Congressional impeachment hearings, Donald Trump announced his resignation as…moreIn a surprise morning Tweet before the start of the third day of the Congressional impeachment hearings, Donald Trump announced his resignation as President of the United States, assuring the nation that this was not "fake news." The swearing in ceremony for the 46th President, Mike Pence, is set for 5 pm this afternoon.(less)
Michael A. Kahn Leslie--Your second question is easier to answer than the first. I write at night--usually for an hour or two--with the mantra that if I can write a…moreLeslie--Your second question is easier to answer than the first. I write at night--usually for an hour or two--with the mantra that if I can write a page a day and I can finish a book a year. Some nights I actually write 3 or 4 pages; other nights, alas, barely a paragraph. But it tends to even out.

As for the inspiration for Rachel--way back at beginning, back when I was a young attorney in a Chicago law firm and struggling to write my first novel--my protagonist was a young male attorney, and the novel was floundering. One day I was in court and watched in dismay as a crusty old male judge humiliated a young female attorney, who left the courtroom in tears. That scene haunted me for days, and eventually my young male attorney protagonist morphed into Rachel Gold--a tough young female attorney who wouldn't put up with crap from some crusty old male judge.(less)
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My bio describes me as a lawyer by day and an author at night–and I generally try to keep those two identities separate. But a recent trademark brawl over the word SCHLAFLY–a name associated with both the late conservative firebrand Phyllis Schlafly and her nephew Tom’s brewery–inspired me to write a post on that lawsuit for my law firm’s blog, and in the process got me to mull over the many ex...

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