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Law Grad Novelists

The latest issue of the Washington and Lee School of Law Magazine reports that Melissa Warner Scoggins of the Class of 1981 has published her first novel. It’s titled Journeys of Choice, Joanna’s Crossroads. (You can read the story about Melissa’s new book on the Web-based version of the Law School magazine. Just go to page 25.) But Melissa still has a ways to go to catch another W&L Law grad novelist, Terry Brooks of the Class of 1969. Terry started writing his first fantasy novel, The Sword of Shannara, while at W&L and in his first years of practicing law. He has since become one of the top-selling living fantasy writers and has 22 New York Times bestsellers. When A Princess of Landover is published on August 18, it will give Terry 42 different titles in his Amazon bibliography. You can read all about Terry’s work on his Web site, The Wondrous Worlds of Terry Brooks. And for just 50 cents (49, actually), you can download Terry’s explanation, “Why I Write About Elves,” from Amazon.

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