Additional Facts about the Peace Corps' Most Successful Writer

Additional Facts about the Writer

  • Served in the first decade of the Peace Corps
  • Peace Corps assignment was as an Administrative Assistant to Director of Foreign Trade, also worked in the National Planning Agency as a transport economist attached to the Harvard Advisory Group
  • Has a law degree
  • Has appeared before the United States Supreme Court
  • Pioneered the use of the battered woman’s syndrome in four murder cases
  • Freed two innocent men sentenced to life in prison for murders they did not commit
  • In college took one Creative Writing class and received a C +
  • The writer had never met anyone in publishing or anyone who had written a novel before publishing one
  • The writer’s next novel will be published by HarperCollins in 2016

The author's hometown
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