Justice and Accountability

The Girl in the Blue Blazer follows a determined woman who sets out to make a man pay for his past actions. What was the inspiration for the setup of your story?

When the #MeToo movement started in 2017, I remember seeing the hashtag everywhere. Although I had empathy for the victims, I suppressed the thoughts and memories of my own sexual assault experience. When I was a little girl, my mother’s boyfriend touched me inappropriately numerous times and at one point tried to force his member into my mouth. As I continued to see the hashtag, I added my name to the list. It was at that point, I knew I would one day write a book that shined a spotlight on this issue. Thus, five years later I began writing The Girl in the Blue Blazer.

Pamela is everything a strong female protagonist should be. What were some driving ideals behind your character’s development?

When writing Pamela, I was driven by my own experiences and the experiences of other women who have worked for and have been taken advantage of by men in power. Additionally, I thought about people who have lost love ones at the hands of another person and that have never seen those individuals receive justice. Justice and accountability were definitely ideas that fueled my development of Pamela.

What were some themes that were important for you to explore in this book?

Two themes that I hope resonate with readers are Justice–Justice for the socio-economically disadvantaged that are wronged by the elite without recourse. Justice for women who are at the mercy of their powerful male bosses. And secondly, Good vs. Evil. I believe that there are evil people in the world who have no conscience. I also believe that there are good people in the world that would give their life to save another human being. I thank God that there are more of the latter in our world.

What is the next book that you are working on and when will it be available?

My next book will also be suspense. Similar to the Girl in the Blue Blazer, it will contain two separate stories being told concurrently with a common theme that binds the two together. It will be released in early 2024. I want to thank readers everywhere for their interest in The Girl in the Blue Blazer. I look forward to them reading my next book.

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Two women. One powerful man. A decades-old secret binds them together.

In 2019, Pamela Carter is determined to secure her dream internship with billionaire businessman Andrew Clifford III.

Twenty-five years ago, in 1993, Andrew is just starting out. Without any of his later fame or fortune, the party boy becomes a legitimate hero when he intervenes to save assaulted Elizabeth Westlake. Sure, she’s a waitress at a strip club, but that’s not her dream. Elizabeth is determined to write her way out of the Harlem hellhole she lives in. Maybe Andrew is the ticket? Even the best-laid plans go awry, and for Elizabeth, tragedy looms.

Pamela is impossible not to notice and she soon becomes Andrew’s prime intern. But, just as with Elizabeth, not all goes to plan. The stocks are plummeting. The company is careening. And then, Andrew himself goes missing. Will Pamela also be plunged into the tragedy that surrounds this man? Or is Pamela the one person who really knows what happened that fateful night in 1993? More than a company is at stake, as Andrew struggles for survival. But sometimes, the past is too powerful. Some secrets refuse to remain buried. Sometimes, truth kills.

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