The Pittsburgh Lady Lawyers

For so many years, practicing law was a man’s field. In the last twenty years, that’s beginning to change, if you look at law school enrollments and graduations. But in a lot of places around the country, traditional gender roles still hold a strong influence. In the small Pennsylvania town where I practice law, women make up less than 20% of the lawyers on the rolls. Pittsburgh, too, though a modern city, has a definite trend toward blue-collar values, and practicing law there as a woman has certain repercussions.

But that doesn’t stop women from doing it at all, and the heroines in the Pittsburgh Lady Lawyers series are just that much braver and stronger, overcoming their own life obstacles as well as any potential bias their  colleagues or co-workers might extend to them.
Pittsburgh is a vibrant city with potential for a lot of action to take place–and these ladies get to see it all…

Romantic suspense novel CONVICTION OF THE HEART features attorney Suzanne Taylor, who raised her children as a single mother at the same time she built a successful legal practice.  She’s managed to keep herself untangled from romance for many years, putting her kids and their financial security first.

But the case of a city councilman’s battered wife brings her complications in the form of police lieutenant Nick Sansone, whose interest in her comes right when she needs a little help from outside sources. The councilman strikes out at Suzanne, Nick, and eventually, anyone he can think of who might make Suzanne back off.

Will they be able to stave off the danger long enough for their love to blossom?

See the book trailer for this here:

Release date from the Wild Rose Press is June 8– buy it here in print and here in ebook!

The second book in the series releases in July 2012 from Zumaya Publications, entitled SECOND CHANCES.

This women’s fiction story begins the day attorney Inessa Regan receives a pink slip after ten years of faithful service. She’s been a mid-level associate her whole career, partners telling her what to do, providing her with an office and everything she needs. Thrown out into the legal world on her own, she doesn’t know how she’ll survive.


Her neighbor brings her first client, Kurt Lowdon, a young Iraq veteran with cancer, who’s looking just to have a will made. Inessa struggles to give Kurt what he needs, and he helps make it easy for her.

Once his immediate needs are met, he takes her under his wing and brings her more clients as well as a place to open an office to see them. Things begin to fall together for her, including a very special friendship with Kurt that becomes something more.

But his past military service, and the friends he’s made there, begin to cause problems for them both, as well as issues his drug-addicted sister delivers to his doorstep. He still hasn’t kicked his cancer, either, and Inessa wonders if falling in love with him is a blessing or a curse.

Here’s the book trailer for SECOND CHANCES:

Interested? Here‘s where you can get it!

Book three is the series is NOW AVAILABLE from The Wild Rose Press, about a Pittsburgh Lady Lawyer who gets caught up in a voodoo mess in New Orleans at Mardi Gras!  Here’s the blurb:


When her big trial goes bad, corporate attorney Brianna Ward can’t wait to get out of Pittsburgh. The Big Easy seems like the perfect place to rest, relax, and forget about the legal business. Too bad an obnoxious—but handsome—lawyer from a rival firm is checking into the same hotel.


Attorney Evan Farrell has Mardi Gras vacation plans too. When he encounters fiery and attractive Brianna, however, he puts the Bourbon Street party on hold. He’d much rather devote himself to her—especially when a mysterious riddle appears in her bag, seeming to threaten danger.

Strangely compelled to follow the riddle’s clues, Brianna is pulled deeper into the twisted schemes of a voodoo priest bent on revenge. To escape his poisonous web, she must work with Evan to solve the curse. But is the growing love they feel for each other real? Or just a voodoo dream?


Here’s your link for Amazon KDP–and a look at the luscious cover! VoodooDreams_w7507_med