Casualty of Court – Annie interviews Raven

Another interview from Annie Skillset – and another chance to preorder! 😉

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Once again, Annie Skillsett, recruitment manager extraordinaire, is in the chair for this series of interviews.

Today, the character under scrutiny is Raven Hegarty.

Aged 26, Raven is a former trainee policewoman, newly qualified as a Private Investigator (as well as enduring – her words, not mine – a smattering of awful part-time jobs in between)

She joins Fern in Portugal, primarily to support her throughout the trial. However, having just completed her PI training, she’s tentative about starting up on her own. She could do with Fern’s business background to help her, but is nervous about Fern’s potential response – at least while the trial is underway.

Shush, now, the interrogation has begun. Annie invites Raven to take a seat, then sits opposite her, pushing those trendy glasses of hers back onto her nose. She’s ready.

AS: Good afternoon. I’ll get straight to it, if you don’t mind. Lots…

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“The Woman at 72 Derry Lane” by Carmel Harrington

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The Woman at 72 Derry Lane

by Carmel Harrington

On a leafy suburban street in Dublin, beautiful, poised Stella Greene lives with her successful husband, Matt. The perfect couple in every way, Stella appears to have it all. Next door, at number 72 however, lives Rea Brady. Gruff, bad-tempered and rarely seen besides the twitching of her net curtains, rumour has it she’s lost it all…including her marbles if you believe the neighbourhood gossip.

But appearances can be deceiving and when Stella and Rea’s worlds collide they realise they have much in common. Both are trapped in a prison of their own making.

Has help been next door without them realising it?

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“From Compton to Congress” by Walter R Tucker, III #BookTour

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Title: From Compton to Congress: His Grace for my Race

Author: Walter Tucker III

Genre: Nonfiction Memoir

From Compton to Congress coverFrom Compton to Congress reveals shocking criminal charges, based on an FBI Sting, that send Congressman Walter R. Tucker III reeling, and changes his life forever. Against the great odds of overcoming the tough streets of Compton, young Tucker fulfills his goals of becoming valedictorian of Compton High School, graduate of USC with honors, graduate of Georgetown Law School, passing the California State Bar, and filling his father’s vacant seat as Mayor of Compton—all by age 33. During his meteoric rise in the political arena, at age 35 he becomes the youngest African-American from California to be elected to a U.S. congressional seat. However, the U.S. Attorney’s federal indictment against him shocks the nation. Tucker’s choice to fight the charges against him thrusts him into a criminal trial that tests the condition of his human spirit and provokes us to reflect on every man’s plight versus every man’s fight.

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Author Bio

Walter R. Tucker, III is a native of Compton, California. He graduated Valedictorian of Compton High School in 1974. After graduating from high school, Walter studied Politics at Princeton University for two years. After receiving his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from U.S.C. in 1978, and his Juris Doctor from Georgetown Law School in 1981, Walter worked as a Los Angeles County Deputy District Attorney, established his own law firm, served as Mayor of Compton, and was elected to the U.S. Congress in 1993 – all by age 35. Walter R. Tucker, III is still the youngest African American to ever to be elected to the U.S. Congress from the State of California. In 2003, Walter became a pastor of a church in Chicago. In 2012, Walter and his wife, Robin Tucker, returned to Los Angeles and founded Truth and Love Christian Church, located in Carson, California. The church currently has over 300 members and 40 ministries in operation. Walter and Robin have been happily married for 30 years. They are the proud parents of Walter, IV, and Autumn and have one son-in-law, Spencer Rodney Sr., and one wonderful grandchild, Spencer Rodney, Jr. Walter enjoys morning walks on the beach and candlelight dinners with Robin.