Trial Junky

As a former legal professional who spent a lot of time in courtrooms, I am drawn to trials. Especially in high profile cases.

Like many, my eyes were glued to the television during the O.J. murder case. I even traveled to Beverly Hills and made my poor husband take me to the Rockingham and Bundy addresses made famous during that case. I climbed on top of our rental car to take photos. My husband begged me to get back in the car, and the boys joined telling me I was embarrassing them. I complied, but not until I got great shots of the guest house where Kato Kaelin stayed. Made for an interesting vacation!

Okay, I digressed . . .

As I was saying, people who know me well understand I am a trial junky. Pure and simple. Some love the legal wranglings, but I’m drawn to the people involved and their stories.

This week, nearly every television channel is broadcasting commentary on the Sandusky trial proceedings (former Penn State football coach accused of molesting young men).  As I watch the pundits expound on the developing testimony, my heart breaks as the legal drama unfolds. Not only for the alleged victims who must testify about things they’d rather forget, but for family members in the courtroom who must endure what must be overwhelming emotions.

And I wonder, in that circumstance, what would a mother feel?



MOTHER OF PEARL is the story of a high school counselor who discovers an inappropriate relationship between her daughter and the football coach, and how she risks everything to bring him to justice.

Available in bookstores on September 1.

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6 thoughts on “Trial Junky

    • Yeah, no one will ever want to go on book tour with ME, Ane! Smiling. And thanks for the sweet comment about Mother of Pearl. Can’t wait for the release date to finally get here. I feel like I’ve been “pregnant” for years!

    • Thanks for commenting, Julie. Glad I’m not a juror in this case….I think my feelings are far too tender to listen to those stories in detail.

  1. Oh how I remember the days of the OJ case and still smile as you tell about making Allen drive you to all the related locations! And of course I too am a trial junky — my sisters and I were just saying the other day how we miss that there isn’t a high profile case being televised this summer. But for all these victims and their families I am glad this one isn’t being televised. Just what has been written and discussed about it is gut wrenching enough. Can’t wait for September to get here so I can get my hands on your book!!

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