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Have you ever wondered why there are so many legal dramas on TV? I know I’m dating myself here but off the top of my head I can think of LA Law, Boston Legal, Law and Order, and Night Court. Okay, so maybe that last one isn’t a drama, but it was damn funny. Maybe it’s because so many authors I’ve interviewed recently have fled the legal profession to follow writing as a career.

If you think about it, Lawyers, especially trial attorneys, have all the makings of good writers—good listening and analytical skills are the cost of entry, they have to be creative with how they present cases (hopefully not too creative) and they have to be passionate about their work. Reyna Marder Gentin is no exception.

In 2014, after practicing law for over two decades, Reyna decided it was time for something new. She followed a friend to a class on memoir writing at Sarah Lawrence College and got bit by the writing bug. Ever since, writing has become her passion. 

Her third novel, Both are True, has her returning to women’s fiction, her legal roots, and a setting she knows all too well—New York City.

To learn more about Reyna, please visit her website at https://reynamardergentin.com/. Her three novels can be purchased wherever books are sold, including bookshop.org where a portion of the proceeds goes to help support local independent bookstores. Happy listening!