Barbara Sattler retired in 2008 after surviving 28 years in the criminal justice system. Barbara retired with no plan. A friend invited her to a writing class and a new passion was born. She is the author of two novels, Dog Days, and Anne Levy’s Last Case. She is currently working on a third, My Name is Molly which she hopes will available to readers by the end of March.

All the proceeds of Barbara’s books go the Transverse Myelitis Association (TMA) a non-profit which supports adults and children with rare neurological diseases and funds research to find cures.



Readers I need your help.  I will soon post a short story, Nights of Rage.  Nona, a 54 year-old woman is dying of cancer.  She doesn’t have much time, but a secret weighs heavily. Each day she has less strength. Each day the drugs make it harder to think.  Should she tell or let it die with her? I need to know if the ending is clear or not? I want the reader to think, but be able to figure out the secret(s).  Comments welcome.


I am proofreading My Name is Molly, my new novel.  It’s not a sequel to Anne Levy’s Last Case, but has many of the same characters.  Double E is still the boss from hell.  Molly is a beautiful, smart young woman who has had a charmed life.  Men flock around her.  She excelled at law school and landed a dream job.  Then the recession hits, her law firm fires her, and her fiance dumps her. She seems unable to cope.  She takes at job at the Public Defender’s office which she believes is for lawyers with bad grades, bad interview skills and bad breath.  She finds solace in hook-ups, affairs and the bottle? By day she counsels clients and try cases  Will she climb out of her hole or not?

My Name is Molly will be available from Amazon in paperback and ebook in about a month.

As always all proceeds go to the Transverse Myelitis Association.  For more information about this organization go to or read my blog or TMA page in my website.



SOME THINGS CONSIDERED began by introducing you to my hero, Sandy Siegel.   Next I’ll introduce you to, Manny Mejias, another man making a difference. He has dedicated his life to helping young men not make the mistakes he made. I was his lawyer.

At age 15, Manny  was convicted of murder of a fellow high school student and served 20 years in prison. Released from the Department of Corrections in 2008,  he now  runs a program for at-risk young men.

Find out how this transition occurred in  THE UNMAKING OF A MURDER.


Sorry it took so long to get Part 4, but had a family member in the hospital.  To any of you who are caregivers you have my blessing and best wishes.