The Advocate’s Illusion — Release

The Advocate’s Illusion, the 9th book in The Advocate Series, releases on March 6, 2018.


Attorney Sabre Orin Brown takes on three disconcerting new cases, each with its own illusion: a woman claiming she was impregnated by a ghost, a threatening parent prone to violence, and a child bride with a heart-breaking First Amendment issue. At the same time, Sabre tries to protect her mother who is dating a suspicious widower she met online. In Sabre’s search for justice, she is found near death after a magician’s illusion deviously goes wrong.


We will be launching the book with a Facebook Launch Party on Tuesday, 3/6/18, from 4:00-7:00 p.m. Pacific Time. Please join us if you can.


The “S” Word–Sabre

Sabre (pronounced Say-bra) is the name of my main character in my SOB Legal Suspense series. SOB, Sabre Orin Brown, is an attorney in the juvenile court system in San Diego. Her first appearance is in the novel “The Advocate” where she represents a nine-year-old whose father […]

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The “R” Word–Relax

Do you know how to relax and reduce stress? Frankly, I’m not very good at it, but I’m better than I used to be. When I was practicing law and had the occasional day off (about once every six months) I would spend more than half of […]

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The “Q” Word is “Q”

This is written for my good friend, Roberto, Quinones, who I affectionately call “Q.” He was a dear friend and colleague who recently passed away at the young age of fifty-two from prostate cancer. I can’t say the letter “q” without thinking about him, so I had […]

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The “P” Word is Party

Ever since I blogged the “N” word, I’ve had many questions about my launch party for THE ADVOCATE, so I’m writing a bit more about that event. It was in a “p” word…phenomenal. Everyone was so gracious and made me feel so wonderful. I couldn’t have done […]

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The “O” Word–Okapi

The okapi has been one of my favorite zoo animals since I discovered it some years ago at the San Diego Zoo. I was fascinated by its reddish, dark velvety fur, which I later discovered was oily and hleped repel water in its natural habitat, the Ituri […]

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The “N” Word–Nieces & Nephews

I have spouted off before about what a remarkable family I have, but I’m going to do it again because I just experienced another example of how this family pulls together and just does what needs to be done like a well-oiled machine. The launch party for […]

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The “M” Word–Michigan and Other “M” States

I just spent five days in Michigan with my nephew Chet and his family where I received the red carpet treatment and had a pleasant, restful time–a much needed break. After a fabulous weekend in Chicago at Printer’s Row Book Festival, Chet picked me up and drove […]

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The “L” Word–Limbo

Limbo—I’m talking about the dance, not the place somewhere between heaven and hell. Do you remember the limbo? Are you too young? I remember being the limbo champ once in school. In all fairness, I think I had an advantage. Since I was only about four and […]

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The “K” Word–Kantor

Since most of my blogs have been about me, I thought I’d give you all a break and provide a little insight into my novel. So my “k” word is “Kantor,” the cologne Sabre’s brother, Ron, always wore in The Advocate. Here is an excerpt from the […]

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The “J” word–Juggle

Can you juggle? Years ago I learned to keep three balls in the air for a while, but I never worked at it hard enough to master it. On the other hand, like the rest of you, I’ve been juggling things all my life. In college, I […]

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