I Love To Write About The Struggle

Gail Ward Olmsted Author Interview

Miranda Writes follows a disgraced attorney who must choose between going after the defendant that got away or pursuing her new career. What inspired the idea behind this story?

Miranda Writes is my sixth novel, and despite varying ages and backgrounds, all of my main characters share at least one thing; a desire for a do-over or a second chance at a happier, more satisfying life. I love to write about the struggle, the efforts that we go through to make that happen. My dearest friend, to whom the book is dedicated, was a lawyer and I wanted to honor her legacy with Miranda, a woman who believes in justice and tries to make sense of the world. RIP LGC

I was completely wrapped up in the mystery behind this story. Did you plan the mystery or did it develop organically while writing?

Right from the beginning, I had an idea that there was some sort of a coverup at a fairly high level and that both Miranda and Becky would be threatened. But the details came to me as I wrote, and the twists and turns evolved along the way. That’s what I love most about writing: the surprising path that a novel can take you on!

Miranda is a character I loved following. What were some questions you kept asking yourself as you were creating her character?

My main goal was to keep Miranda’s character authentic. Despite her years of experience as a successful prosecutor, she suffered a serious setback and I felt that she would naturally question many of her professional and personal decisions going forward. I hope that her renewed confidence in her abilities was apparent as the story progressed.

What is the next book that you are working on and when will it be available? Could we see more stories with Miranda?

I had been working on a historical novel, but I couldn’t get Miranda out of my mind. I felt that there was more to her story and the words just started to flow. I expect you’ll see a sequel to Miranda Writes in 2023!!

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A disgraced attorney seeking redemption. A single mother desperate to regain custody of her son. Two women willing to risk it all to put a sexual predator behind bars.
Former Assistant District Attorney Miranda Quinn is on the brink of a career comeback when she gets a phone call. It’s a witness who disappeared three years earlier, resulting in a violent criminal going free. Miranda got fired as a result, but the witness has re-surfaced with a shocking story to tell; one that implicates Miranda and her ex, defense attorney Adam Baxter. And now, there’s a new victim.
Miranda’s legal advice blog-turned-podcast Miranda Writes is about to become a daytime TV show, but the negative press could destroy her credibility. Will the network stand behind her?
When it comes to the law, Miranda has all the answers, but the questions are getting harder and the stakes are getting higher. The dangerous web of lies and cover-ups she exposes leaves her questioning just how much she is willing to risk. She has the right to remain silent, but needs to speak up… doesn’t she?
Miranda Writes is a story of how far we’ll go to protect those we love and the power of second chances.

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