From Federal Prosecutor to Legal Thriller Novelist with Allison Leotta [GWL 96]

Today’s fabulous guest is Allison Leotta. For twelve years, Allison was a federal prosecutor in Washington, D.C., where she specialized in sex crimes, domestic violence, and crimes against children. Drawing on that experience, she now writes legal thrillers, for which she’s been dubbed “the female John Grisham.”

What we chat about in this episode:

  • How Allison drew inspiration from her real life as a prosecutor to write her fiction novels
  • How she was able to write her first book while she was expecting her first child
  • What her writing routine looked like
  • How you can prepare your writing to be picked up by an editor and ultimately sold
  • Where she draws inspiration from for her books
  • How to make the mental shift from writing legally to writing creatively
  • What Allison believes is the key to writing any book

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Check out all of Allison’s books here.