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Holiday Gifts for Lawyers

If you are looking for holiday gifts for a lawyer in your life, here are a few ideas to consider:

1. Fountain Pen – A fountain pen is an elegant and traditional choice that will stand out in today’s digital world. While fountain pens can span a tremendous range of price points, consider this offering from Waterman at $85.  I have personally used Waterman fountain pens and enjoy writing with them.  Keep in mind that writing with a fountain pen may take some getting used to if you are only familiar with ball points.

2. Gavel Set – A personalized gavel set makes an excellent decorative addition to a lawyer’s office.  If you look around online, there are various sellers who offer customized gavel sets, such as this one.

3. Portfolio – Lawyers often value a nice folder to organize their papers or hold their notepad during important meetings. Try this Etsy search for a variety of options from different vendors with various possibilities for customization.

4. Lawyerly Art Prints – What about a framed piece of law-inspired art? Art.com has a whole category of art for lawyers, including both traditional legal scenes and more humorous selections, like this New Yorker cartoon.

5. L is for Law – This one is no surprise for readers of this blog. Consider giving a copy of L is for Law to all your lawyer friends with toddlers!

Happy Holidays!

 

 

My Author Interview with Melissa Mollet at NBC Washington

Thank you so much to Melissa Mollet at NBC Washington for giving me the opportunity to talk about the books last week! Below is the video:

L is for Law Out Today!

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L is for Law is officially out today! It's a fun, colorful alphabet book for preschool-age children (or for actual lawyers who need to brush up on their ABCs). The book features a new legal term for every letter of the alphabet, illustrated by full-color, playful images to entertain parents and children alike as you move from A to Z.

And if you know any baby lawyers or lawyerly parents who would appreciate the book -- and I know you know A LOT of lawyers -- please spread the word. And if you happen to order a copy and enjoy the book, please leave a review! 

Special thanks to Nicole Jones Sturk, the talented illustrator of the book. 

The Baby Bookworm Reviews L is for Law

One of my favorite kidlit reviewers, The Baby Bookworm, wrote a comprehensive, honest review of L is for Law. I'm so happy to hear that they enjoyed it!

"Hello, friends! Our book today is L Is For Law, written by Veronica Goodman and illustrated by Nicole Jones Sturk, an alphabet book for aspiring esquires.

Following the same format as its prequel, E Is For Economics, little readers are introduced to various concepts and terms from the legal world: A is for Attorney, B is for Bar Exam, C is for Class Action, and so on. Each letter and term is accompanied by a tongue-in-cheek illustration that interprets the definition of the term in either a literal or comedic way."

Read the entire book review here.

Tips From An Author On Successful Self-Publishing (Interview with Ariel Mendez)

Ariel Mendez, a fellow children's book author in the D.C. area, interviewed me for her blog on the topic of self-publishing. 

"Veronica Goodman is the author of the debut picture book, E is for Economics, and the subsequent book, L is for Law. Veronica and I first met on Instagram, where I learned she leads a local picture book club. I met Veronica in person at one of the meetings, along with other local writers and authors. Veronica has successfully self-published her children’s book. Now we get to hear about her self-publishing journey. Thanks for sharing, Veronica!"

Read the entire interview here.

Legal Cheek Reviews L is for Law

Thank you to Legal Cheek for this delightful review of L is for Law

"When it comes to children’s books, you won’t find many (or any at all) gracing the shelves of your law school library. Enter L is for Law — a new picture book aimed at demystifying legal concepts for kids."

Read the entire review by Aishah Hussain here.

E is for Economics Instagram Giveaway!

Let the Querying Adventures Begin!

This month, I sent my first query letter to an agent for a new manuscript that I've been working on. It's been exciting to finally go from the editing and revising stage to sharing it with others. Alas, that agent passed but as I've heard from many others, it's a numbers game and worth it to find the right agent who will connect with the story and serve as the best advocate for it. Fingers crossed!

I did not approach any agents or publishers for E is for Economics or L is for Law (more to come on why in an interview I did with another local author next month!) so it was a learning process in writing the letter and researching literary agents.

To others who are curious about the querying process, I've found a lot of resources from literary agents on Twitter, especially their blogs, through the hashtag #amquerying. Please wish me luck!