A few months ago, I was approached by Otto L. Wheeler, a writer based in Austin, Texas. He asked if I would be willing to consult on a new writing project he was working on, which would take place in Atlanta. Over the course of a few conversations, we talked about the city, the court system, and criminal justice in Georgia. His book, entitled Charitable Injustice, was released in March. I was recently able to get my hands on a copy.
Here’s a brief synopsis (from Amazon, where you can purchase the book):
Atlanta philanthropist Anne Wentworth appears to have it all – a happy marriage, a successful husband, a mansion in the ritzy Buckhead neighborhood, intelligence, community achievement, devoted friends, and classic beauty. Then Anne invites a distressed young woman into her home. Anne takes Lynn under her wing, investing time and money in helping the mentally abused niece of an overbearing uncle get the new start she so desperately needs. Anne’s husband, Jason, takes little interest in his wife’s generosity, until her plan to transform Lynn into a charming, cultured young lady succeeds. Old college friends, an unexpected run-in with the law, new business ventures, heartbreak, redemption, and newfound hope make Charitable Injustice a rollicking and unexpected novel.
Overall, I really liked the book! One of the most fun things was getting to the end and seeing the acknowledgements. I’ve never been credited in a book before. I guess there’s a first time for everything!