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This week we discuss the Legal Thriller and answer the question: “How do you recreate the legal world?” Join ITW Members Cathy Scott, R. J. Jagger, Joseph Amiel and Vickie Sutton. It’s gonna be a thriller!


Joseph Amiel is an internationally best-selling novelist, screenwriter, web series creator, and lawyer. His novels also include A QUESTION OF PROOF, HAWKS, BIRTHRIGHT, DEEDS and STAR TIME, launching this week. He lives in New York City, is married, and has two children.

Cathy Scott‘s work has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, New York Post, George magazine, Christian Science Monitor, Las Vegas Sun and Reuters. She blogs for Forbes and Publishers Marketplace and is known for her books THE KILLING OF TUPAC SHAKUR and THE MURDER OF BIGGIE SMALLS. She taught journalism at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas until she left her position following Hurricane Katrina to report on the largest animal rescue in U.S. history. Her most recent TV appearances include Investigation Discovery, VH1 and A&E.

R.J. Jagger is a practicing trial attorney and the author of over fifteen thrillers. He is a member of the International Thriller Writers. “R.J. Jagger” is a pen name.

Victoria Sutton, MPA, Ph.D., J.D. Is a chaired law professor at Texas Tech University School of Law where she teaches emerging technologies law, nanotechnology law, biotechnology law, bioterrorism and law and coming soon, cybersecurity law. She has won two book awards in non- fiction. She has written a fiction book, Venusian at Heart, which is a biothriller in an intellectual propery law woe one hundred years in the future, which she hopes to see published soon.