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June 1, 2012
FAWL to host authors at Annual Convention

The Florida Association for Women Lawyers will host “Wine and Dessert with Authors” at The Florida Bar’s Annual Convention at the Gaylord Palms Resort in Orlando June 22.

The presentation will feature a panel of published women lawyers who will discuss the challenges of writing while juggling a busy career. Additionally, the speakers will give tips on finding someone to publish your work.

Featured will be Jacqueline J. Buyze, author of the children’s book A Story of Lawyers, that introduces children to the legal profession through the use of rhyme and rhythm. Also speaking will be nonfiction writer Carol Soret Cope, who wrote In the Fast Lane: A True Story of Murder in Miami, the story of the 1986 murder of Miami contractor Stanley Cohen, and Murder on the High Seas: The True Story of the Joe Cool’s Tragic Final Voyage, which explores the investigation into the 2007 disappearance of the boat Joe Cool during its voyage from Miami to the Bahamas. Finally, the panel will include Catherine Alman MacDonagh, contributing author of The Women Lawyer’s Rainmaking Game, which explains rainmaking and the steps necessary to build a successful and profitable firm.

The event will be moderated by Jeremiah Healy, who writes under the pseudonym “Terry Devane.” Healy, a graduate of Harvard Law School and former professor at the New England School of Law, is the author of 18 novels and more than 60 short stories, many of which have won awards.

For questions or more information, contact Karen Howe at

[Revised: 03-29-2017]