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December 1, 2013
Literary Lawyers

Charles H. Martin, of Washington, D.C., wrote Every1’s Guide to Electronic Contracts-Contract Law on How to Create Electronic Signatures and Contracts. U.S. contract law rules, including electronic signatures and contracts, are described in the ebook version, with hyperlinked case and contract examples. The book summarizes international commercial contract law rules. It describes the current and emerging law of international electronic contracts and consumer dispute resolution. The book is available at Amazon.com.

S.V. (Steve) Dedmon, of Fleming Island, penned These Things We Believe, A Layman’s Look at the Baptist Faith and Message. The book is an alliterative outline of the foundational tenets of the Southern Baptist faith. It is intended for primary and supplemental use by pastors and teachers to teach both new and mature Christians. The book is available at http:www.bluewaterpress.com/believe and at Amazon.com.

Antonio Simon, Jr., of Miami, published The Gullwing Odyssey. Set in a 16th century fantasy world, the comedy tells the tale of Marco Gullwing, a young man who wants nothing more than simply to work his menial messenger job until he can retire. But when an unusual assignment sends him across the ocean, he finds himself without a means of getting back home. No sooner has his journey begun than he is beset by a neurotic bureaucrat, an overzealous knight, a headstrong princess, and a conniving wizard. Pulled in so many directions at once, Marco sees sour prospects for attaining his modest retirement dreams, much less getting out of the whole mess alive. The book is available at Amazon.com, BarnesandNoble.com, Smashwords.com, and play.google.com.

Terry Lewis, a Second Judicial Circuit judge in Tallahassee, wrote Delusional. The story follows Nathan Hart, a paranoid schizophrenic who insists he’s being framed for the murder of his former psychologist. Hart requests as his court-appointed lawyer Ted Stevens, who prosecuted Hart for murder years before and was convinced he was a sociopath faking mental illness. Stevens is forced to match wits with his enigmatic client and deal with uncooperative witnesses and hostile hospital employees in order to decipher the conflicting clues and uncover the truth. Lewis previously published Conflict of Interest and Privileged Information. The book is available at Barnes & Noble, Amazon.com, play.google.com, and terrylewisbooks.com.

Rebecca Zung, of Naples, published Breaking Free; A Divorce Guide for Achieving Emotional, Physical and Spiritual Freedom. The book addresses the day-to-day emotions, legal and financial ramifications, and spiritual journey those contemplating or experiencing divorce. Through daily readings, exercises, and meditations, it provides a comprehensive roadmap on how to navigate every stage of divorce with dignity as well as tips and tools on how to create a new beginning. The book is available at Amazon.com.

Paul Levine, of Coconut Grove, authored State vs. Lassiter. The book is the tenth in his series of novels about a Miami Dolphins linebacker who becomes a hard-boiled Florida trial lawyer. When money goes missing from client accounts, Jake Lassiter confronts his banker and lover Pamela Baylins. She accuses Jake of skimming client funds; he accuses her of dipping into the till. She threatens to report him to the state attorney and within hours is killed. All the evidence points to Jake, who is charged with murder. The book is available at Barnes and Noble and Amazon.com.

Steven Wisotsky, a professor at Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad Law Center in Ft. Lauderdale, penned Speaking with Power and Style: A Guide for Lawyers and Law Students. The book, published by the National Institute of Trial Advocacy, provides both lawyers and law students the essentials needed to develop and improve their speaking skills. It teaches lawyers how to plan a presentation, whether in trial or elsewhere, and how to choose words to effectively present information. The book also teaches the sounds and looks of persuasion, including nonverbal communication. It is available at LexisNexis.com, Amazon.com, and play.google.com.

[Revised: 03-17-2014]