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Kate McGuinness just published her first novel, “Terminal Ambition,” a legal thriller that explores issues of sexual harassment and discrimination. It was put out by Kate’s publishing company Two XX Press.

Kate studied writing at the University of Southern California under the tutelage of Janet Fitch, who authored the Oprah Book Club selection “White Oleander.” She pursued further studies in creative writing at the University of California, Los Angeles. Before leaving the corporate world to tackle fiction-writing, Kate practiced law for 17 years at a major international law firm, where she was one of a handful of women to achieve coveted partnership status. A Fortune 500 company later recruited Kate to serve as its General Counsel. Today she’s a full-time writer who advocates for women’s rights. Her writing on women’s issues have appeared in Forbes Woman, The Women’s Media Center, Jezebel, Ms. JD, The Girls Guide to Law School, and Fem2pt0.


Monica Hadley is co-founder, host and producer of Writers' Voices on KRUU 100.1 fm in Fairfield, Iowa, a community low power radio station, and webmaster at

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