Barbara Sattler

Author of legal thrillers


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How the Corona Virus has changed my life

It’s amazing how fast this new life becomes the norm. It’s five days into hunkering down.  A couple weeks ago the leader of our play-reading group canceled the April meeting due to Corona virus fears. My reaction was ‘how ridiculous is that’. I owe her an apology. It’s only a week, seems longer, and life has changed dramatically.  No coffee with friends, no mah jong, no movies, no eating at.. Read More


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