About Reita Pendry

Author Reita Pendry overcame years of paralyzing stage fright to become a criminal defense attorney. Over the course of a thirty-plus year career, she tried many cases to juries in Washington, DC and North Carolina. Her legal experience and her passion for justice animate her Mercy Johnson legal mystery series and her new series with Cassandra Robbins as the protagonist.

Robbins is a criminal defense attorney and a recovering alcoholic. Although the author is not herself an alcoholic or addict, she draws on the painful struggles of beloved family members to craft this new series. Courage, inspiration and hope are the bedrock qualities of Cassandra’s journey. Like Cassandra, the author is accompanied on her journey by family, colleagues and friends, and a house full of rescue animals.