About Reita Pendry

Reita Pendry was born in the mountains of North Carolina and raised in Charlotte, North Carolina.  She graduated from the University of North Carolina law school and worked for three years in Winston-Salem before moving to the District of Columbia.  She practiced law in Washington, D.C. for twenty-five years.  For twenty of those years, she was a criminal defense attorney.  She returned to Charlotte, where her family resides, and practiced criminal law for another ten years.  Her fifth novel in the Mercy Johnson series was released in  2019.