Is the truth always worth the cost?
Author – former BigLaw litigator and two-year D.C. federal court clerk, Amy Impellizzeri’s, WHY WE LIE (Wyatt-MacKenziePublishing) is a timely expose into the core of the #metoo movement in the legal/political realm. It’s a layered look at Washington’s politics and greed. Powerful men who have long been given a pass on criminal behavior, and victims have been discounted even within their closest circles roam the landscape of this novel.
Rising star politician and lawyer, Jude Birch, is clearly keeping secrets about his past from his wife. Jude has been the bystander of a seemingly gang-related shooting, but as the secrets kept since law school unravel–with the help of a zealous news reporter and the Capitol Police–his wife realizes he might not have been an unintended victim after all. Meanwhile, she makes every effort to clamp down a past marked by abuse and lies, and even a false accusation that still haunts her.
Impellizerri’s corrupt and lying characters are well constructed and memorable. It’s one of those stories that could have been ripped from the headlines. Politics and lies – can’t have one without the other.
My name is Amy and I am a writer, a lawyer, and a mother of three.
Which tells you everything.
And nothing at all.
After spending thirteen years as a corporate litigator in New York City, I left to write and advocate for working women, and eventually women entrepreneurs, as VP, Community & Designer Relations for ShopFunder LLC.
My first novel, “Lemongrass Hope,” debuted in October 2014, as an Amazon best-seller (Romance/Fantasy and Romance/Time Travel) and now I’m a full-time writer, even though it looks like I’m eavesdropping on people at the local coffee shop. Just kidding, I am eavesdropping.
My sophomore novel, “Secrets of Worry Dolls,” released on December 1, 2016 and was named a Bronze Winner in the INDIEFAB Book of the Year Awards (Multi-cultural Category) (YAY!) My third novel, “The Truth About Thea,” released on October 17, 2017, is a Francis Ford Coppola Books & Bottles inaugural pick, and a National Indie Excellence Award Winner (Legal Thriller).
I also have a non-fiction book published by the American Bar Association called “Lawyer Interrupted” – a how-to guide for leaving the practice of law – something about half of all lawyers want to do. Who knew?
I am the Past President of the Women’s Fiction Writers Association, and a proud member of the TALL POPPY WRITERS – a community whose tagline says it all: “Bright Authors, Smart Readers, Good Books.” Come hang out with Tall Poppy Writers and Readers in our amazing online book community called BLOOM.
I am a frequent speaker across the country, a 2018 Writer-In-Residence at Ms.-JD.org, and a creative writing workshop instructor in my home base of Reading, Pennsylvania. (pronounced RED-DING, but still, perfect, no?)
I am eternally grateful for my family, my friends, and the recent research confirming that large amounts of coffee are indeed good for you (& me!)
Thanks to Amy we have one copy to giveaway. Just tell us the last lie you told. We’ll announce a winner soon. Good luck.
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