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I'm Farin Powell, author of The Judge, Roxana's Revolution and Two Weddings and a Piece of Heaven.
About the Author
Farin Powell practices law in Washington, D.C. In addition to many legal publications, she has published short stories and poems in various literary magazines and poetry anthologies. She is also the author of the book of poetry A Piece of Heaven and the novel Two Weddings.
My newest novel The Judge is out. Please check it out on amazon.com.
About my newest book, The Judge
Three ex-convicts, whose lives have been ruined by harsh sentences of Judge Walter McNeil, conspire to seek revenge. Out for retribution, they kidnap, and then torture the Judge. The lead kidnapper who was involved in the disappearance of the judge’s daughter four years earlier, also has another plan—to remove the Judge from presiding over the triple murder case where his nephew is a co-defendant. He constructs a plan hoping to get the judge convicted and sent to jail for a long time. This creates a twisted web that connects the lives of both the criminals and the judge himself. Amanda Perkins, a savvy criminal defense attorney and Aristo Manfredi, a crafty detective who has a crush on her team up to unravel the clues and free the Judge.
My novel Roxana's Revolution is out. Please check it out on amazon.com and barnesandnoble.com
Has received Editor's Choice Award
"The writing is rich and literate in style, painting a fascinating word portrait...a humanist depth in the way the author portrays the title character's global journey...successfully engaging the reader's interest in wanting to know what will happen next."
—Judge, Writer's Digest's 21st Annual Self-Published Book Awards
“An ambitious novel of an Iranian woman’s personal and professional struggles during a time of war and unrest…Powell does a good job of capturing the intense emotions of a very dramatic time…a captivating plot with a well-developed protagonist.”
“I thoroughly enjoyed reading Roxana’s Revolution, a gripping story of individuals caught in events both inexplicable and out of control. We see the characters pulled between desire for something better for their beloved homeland and the growing knowledge that even worse is waiting for them, their friends, and their families. Eventually reality overwhelms, as it always does, even the most fervent hopes."
"Few American readers are familiar with the Iranian side of the 1979 crisis, and this is an eye-opening look at a country in turmoil."
About my book, Roxana's Revolution
When the media frenzy over the hostage crisis of 1979 worsens and anti-Iranian sentiment surges all over the United States, Roxana, a Wall Street attorney, has no choice but to return to Iran. During a stop in Paris, she reunites with her two childhood friends and meets Steve Radcliff, an American reporter with a tenacious attraction to her. Back in Tehran, where circumstances are nothing less than volatile, Roxana learns that revolutions, while exciting and historic on the pages of a book are painful to endure. As one crisis after other spins out of control, the government imposes wearing of a mandatory veil. This harsh revolutionary rule and Saddam Hussein’s invasion of Iran diminish Roxana’s hope to have a normal life. She rejects Steve’s marriage proposal and refuses to leave Iran with him. But a near- death experience and loss of her freedom in a border- sealed Iran propel her to enter a marriage doomed from its inception.
In this novel, an Iranian woman’s life comes full circle as she takes a journey through Europe, and back to the United States, where she senses that the ghost of the hostage crisis still lingers. A dire situation leads Roxana back to Paris where a life-altering surprise is waiting for her.
With her green card application now suspended, Roxana has no choice but to return to Iran with her two childhood friends, Lili and Nina. During a quick stop in Paris, Roxana meets Steve Radcliff, an American reporter with a tenacious attraction to her. She then continues on to Tehran, where circumstances are nothing less than volatile. As one crisis after other spins out of control, the government imposes a mandatory veil that diminishes Roxana’s attempt to have a normal life. After she endures a near-death experience and loses her freedom in a border-sealed Iran, a desperate Roxana decides to enter into a marriage doomed from its inception.
In this novel, an Iranian woman’s life comes full circle as she takes a journey through Europe, Holland, and back to the United States, where she is offered a life-altering surprise.
About my book, Two Weddings
After she dies and arrives in Heaven, Catherine discovers that life is still a mystery and full of hidden surprises.
Catherine, a florist in San Francisco, and David, a doctor from New York City, both die of a heart attack on the same day in the same hospital. They meet in Heaven, and together befriend an angel named Oliver who occasionally allows them to observe certain events on Earth. Catherine is particularly worried about her daughter, Sarah, a wedding planner who seems to have lost her way. She asks Oliver to let her speak to Sarah in her dreams, hoping that the dreams will end Sarah's mourning.
Her new friend, David, has his own concerns about his son, Dan. After learning more about Dan, Catherine is convinced that she has found a perfect match for Sarah. Dan lives in New York City and is trying to extricate himself from a broken marriage, but Rachel, his actress wife, won't give him a divorce.
Catherine and David convince Oliver to arrange for their children to meet. After two failed attempts, Oliver finally succeeds and Sarah and Dan fall in love—but their road to happiness holds many obstacles yet.
A secret revealed to Catherine shatters her new world in Heaven. Only time will reveal whether there will be a happy ending for Catherine and Sarah.