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Malvern Books presents: Bill Shaw & Frank R. Southers

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An Evening with Bill Shaw & Frank R. Southers

WHEN: June 15, 2016 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us in celebrating the launch of Bill Shaw’s new book, Conspiracy II, the third novel in the author’s Pistol Thicket trilogy. With readings from Bill Shaw and Frank R. Southers, who will be signing copies of his most recent book, “Senator White”: A Novel.

About Conspiracy II:

There is more than folk wisdom in the saying that “Opposites Attract,” but that phrase is put to its sternest test in the case of Myrna Minkoff and Ignatius P. Reilly, two twenty-something college grads. Myrna, an Ivy Leaguer, is the lovely scion of a wealthy Long Island family and a staunch supporter of the 2016 Democratic presidential nominee, while I.P. is an All-American football player from the Louisiana Baptist Academy. I.P. is a Donald Trump operative from New Orleans whose religious, social, and economic status is scarcely closer to Myrna’s than it is to a distant galaxy…

About “Senator White”: A Novel:

Ginny Hopkins, pregnant and married for over two years to Peter Hopkins, learns that she is not truly divorced from Hugh Robles because of her lawyer’s goof. Now, she’s charged in criminal court with Bigamy, a felony with a minimum two-year sentence in State Prison. To get justice, Ginny files a complaint with the Texas Grievance Committee in San Antonio against her lawyer, Senator Tony White. The Grievance Committee prosecutor owes his job to Senator White and fears Ginny will reveal the complaint to the media to hurt Senator White’s re-election campaign… will Ginny Hopkins find justice against powerful Senator White?

Bill Shaw and his wife of 50 years, Monica, live in Austin, Texas, close to their three daughters and five grandchildren. Bill is the retired Woodson Professor of Law and Ethics in Business at the McCombs School, the University of Texas, Austin. He holds degrees from Louisiana Tech, Tulane, and The University of Texas at Austin. He taught graduate and undergraduate students at Texas for over 35 years, retiring in 2007. Professor Shaw published over 50 scholarly articles on law and ethics during his career as well as four books. He served as President of The Academy of Legal Studies in Business and as Editor-in-Chief of the American Business Law Journal.

Frank R. Southers is well-qualified to write about the Texas Lawyer Disciplinary System because he served in San Antonio on the Grievance Committee for ten years, the last six as Chairperson. Since then he has represented complainants, accused lawyers, and witnesses. As an Adjunct Professor of Law for twenty years at St. Mary’s University School of Law, Mr. Southers taught Workers’ Compensation, Personal Injury Law, Personal Injury Practice, and Legal Malpractice. He graduated from St. Mary’s University with a B.A. in English and graduated magnum cum laude from St. Mary’s University School of Law at age 22. He co-authored a legal treatise, “Texas Workers’ Compensation Desk Book,” and has written many legal articles covering such topics as Evidence, Trial Practice, Civil Procedure, Medical Malpractice, Mediation, Legal Malpractice, and Grievance Law. Now, Southers has turned to writing fiction, especially about lawyers. The Grievance Committee—Book One was his debut novel. Since then, he has written four other indie novels. Although raised in San Antonio, Southers now resides in Austin with his wife, Dr. Linda R. Southers, PhD. and their two dogs.