Barbara Sattler

Author of legal thrillers


The ebook version of Behind the Robe:  A Novel will be unavailable for purchase between approximately Jan 24th to Feb. 3.   Paperback still available To Compensate:  My best selling novel My Name is Molly, Kindle format, will be free between Jan. 24 and Jan. 28th on Amazon only.  AND Starting Jan. 24th at 12 am EST, the first 15 purchasers of Behind the Robe:  A Novel will receive a $3.00.. Read More

“Behind the Robe” by Barbara Sattler. BookBaby. $14 paperback, $9.99 Kindle. With just eight years under her belt as a public defender, Lourdes Velasquez is gobsmacked by her appointment to an Arizona Superior Court judgeship. A Latina Democrat without political connections, she hadn’t seriously entertained this as a possibility when, pressured by her husband, she applied for the post. She isn’t even sure she wants to be a judge —.. Read More


On Nov. 16 at 1 pm, MaryAnn Presman and I will do a reading at Mostly Book, 6208 E. Speedway (Wilmot and Speedway in the Beyond Bread shopping center.). MaryAnn will be reading from The Good Dishes, a book of short stories.  MaryAnn, a snowbird from the Chicago area and a rapid Cubs fan, has had her short stories published in a variety of journals and magazines. The stories range.. Read More

Behind the Robe: A Novel

“All Rise the Honorable Lourdes Vasquez presiding.” Lourdes, the woman behind the robe and newly appointed to the bench, struggles with questions that change lives. Do the police have probable cause for a midnight search?  Should a minor be granted an abortion? Should children be sent to a religious school or stay in public school? Should the man standing before her be sent to prison? Should the defendant be allowed.. Read More


National Medication Disposal Day October 28th is National Medication Disposal day. You may wonder why you should care. At least on National Pancake day you get a free pancake. The US is in the midst of an opioid crisis. In 2016 more than 64,000 Americans died from overdoses of opioids including heroin, morphine, oxycodone, and related drugs. Every year the count rises. With the introduction of Fentanyl and other drugs.. Read More