JoeyPinkney.com Exclusive Interview
5 Minutes, 5 Questions With…
Stan R. Gregory, Esquire, author of The Law Clerk
Benjamin Bains is a young man with a promising future law career in Miami, Florida. Seduced by the money given to him for a “simple favor”, he finds himself in the middle of a blackmail scheme. Not only may he lose his license to practice law and face jail time, he may lose his life, if he doesn’t play every card just right.
Joey Pinkney: Where did you get the inspiration to write The Law Clerk?
Stan R. Gregory, Esquire: I know it seems a bit eclectic, but my inspiration came from Alex Haley and John Grisham.
JP: What sets The Law Clerk apart from other books in the same genre?
SRG: There aren’t many African-American attorneys who have told a story in the legal thriller genre. As an African-American attorney, I have a unique view-point. The Law Clerk has allowed me to tell a traditional legal thriller story from a new and fresh perspective.
JP: As an author, what are the keys to your success that led to The Law Clerk getting out to the public?
SRG: Being real, and having faith. Also, I try to never let an opportunity pass to let someone know that my debut novel has been published.
JP: As an author, what is your writing process? How long did it take you to start and finish The Law Clerk?
SRG: I finished my first draft in 30 days. Before that, I spent many days and weeks and months daydreaming. Then putting those dreams on paper flowed.
After the first draft, however, the daydreaming stopped and the hard grind of the editing process began. The editing process was the hard work. Between working my day job and writing, it took years to complete.
JP: What’s next for Stan R. Gregory, Esquire?
SRG: I’m working on my next legal thriller. It should be out early next year.
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