Former Valdosta resident and founder of D.C.- based American Women Writers National Museum, Judge Janice Law, will sign her sixth book: nonfiction AMERICAN EVITA:LURLEEN WALLACE from 2-4 p.m. Saturday February 13 at The Bookshelf, 126 S. Broad Street, Thomasville, GA.
AE:LW is a biography of America’s third woman governor, Lurleen Wallace of Alabama (1967-68).
Law, who worked in the Public Relations office at what was then Valdosta State College from 1964-67, is a former Texas criminal court judge who still sits as a visiting judge. She is a former Assistant United States Attorney
(federal prosecutor), Assistant State Attorney (state prosecutor Florida), Assistant City Attorney (Houston), and staff attorney/law clerk to the federal judges of the second judicial district. She also did indigent criminal defense for nine years.
In October, she was the featured speaker at the annual luncheon honoring spouses of the justices of the U.S.Supreme Court, held at the Congressional Country Club. Attendees included Maureen Scalia, Mary Ann Kennedy, and JoAnn
Law has appeared on C-Span2/BOOKTV, and as a featured author at prestigious national book festivals. Her 2006 book Yield: A Judge’s Fir$t-Year Diary, was a 2007 finalist for the Texas Book Award.
Law wrote feature stories for the Valdosta Daily Times in the early days of her 14-year award-winning journalism career, which included working as a New York Times stringer in Houston. She was the first female bureau chief covering Florida State legislature for the (then) Fort Lauderdale News, now succeeded by the Sun Sentinel.