Dale E. Manolakas holds a B.A. from the University of California at Los Angeles, and M.A., M.S., Ph.D. and J.D. degrees from the University of Southern California. She is a member of the California Bar, had the privilege of clerking for The Honorable Arthur L. Alarcon at the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, was a litigator in two major Los Angeles law firms, and a senior appellate attorney at the California Court of Appeals, as well as an Administrative Law Judge.
Before that she was a teacher primarily at the high school, adult school, and university levels, and holds a public administrative services credential. In addition, she has been a life-long actress, a great passion of hers, primarily on the stage, but also in film and television. She is a member of both Actors' Equity and SAG-AFTRA. She has published both poetry and non-fiction. She has raised three very independent daughters and lives with her husband, a retired attorney, in an otherwise animal-free environment in Southern California.
She has to her name two gripping novels, Hollywood Plays for Keeps, and Lethal Lawyers, which was released recently. Two more books are in the work - Death Sets Sail and The Gun Trial. They are scheduled for release in the near future.You can visit Dale at her website.
LETHAL LAWYERS is a fearless, stunning novel that dissects the cut throat culture and ruthless real world of big money law firms. Infighting, carnage, and sexual favors are the rule of law at the Los Angeles office of Thorne & Chase, an internationally renowned firm. As managing partners mysteriously die, litigators battle for money, power, love, and ultimately their own survival.
LETHAL LAWYERS is on Amazon Best Sellers Rank (Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
#54 > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Thrillers > Legal
#72 > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Mystery > Police Procedurals
#76 in Books
HOLLYWOOD PLAYS FOR KEEPS reveals the raw, real underbelly of the acting world, a contrary world where the smaller the stakes the more vicious the competition. In this novel punctuated with dark humor and provocative satire, has-beens and wannabes mingle with stars under the spotlights, where sex is currency and murder lurks in the wings. The "play's the thing" as actors seek to claw their way from the seedy Valentine Theatre to the big screen. With opening night looming and careers at stake, the multiple rich characters stop at nothing in fighting for their 15 minutes of fame.