On today’s show, I will interview the Honorable David Ellis.
Judge Ellis is the Edgar-winning bestseller of ten novels of suspense, as well as eight bestsellers co-authored with James Patterson. His latest thriller, LOOK CLOSER, was released in July 2022.
In December 2014, Dave was sworn in as the youngest-serving Justice of the Illinois Appellate Court for the First District. Before taking the bench, Dave was in private practice specializing in constitutional law, where his work included serving as the House Prosecutor who tried and convicted Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich in the impeachment trial before the Illinois Senate.
In today’s episode, we discuss:
· Why David became a lawyer, and ultimately a Justice of the Illinois Appellate Court for the First District.
· How does a person become a judge?
· His favorite part of being a judge.
· When his author life blends with his life on the bench.
· Why he writes.
· His extraordinary workday juggling all of his responsibilities.
· David’s writing process and navigating complex plots.
· Writing with James Patterson.
· The Bobby Knight quote, “Most people have the will to win, few have the will to prepare to win.”
All of this and more on today’s episode of the Cops and Writers podcast
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