Interview with Katherine A. Young

What are you working on next?
My next planned book is for those people who have been fired and who believe that they have a legal basis to bring an action against their former employer. It will outline why the vast majority of people who are fired have no legal recourse, and why the laws are so stacked against the American worker. I also hope to show people that the road through litigation is hard, expensive and time-consuming. If you decide to take that road, I will show you some of things you can expect to experience. I will also explain some of tips and tricks to making litigation a worthwhile experience and how to avoid some of the negativity that surrounds a lawsuit.
Who are your favorite authors?
I really enjoy John Grisham's work but I wish sometimes he would have the lawyer-protagonist enjoy being a lawyer more. I love my work and feel it is very fulfilling but most of his fictional lawyers are demoralized and unhappy. I have to say his books are often very true to life and he has some hilarious scenes of young lawyers that are right on the mark. I also enjoy the works of James A. Michener, Charles Dickens, and Agatha Christie for fiction.
What's the story behind your latest book?
Every day I receive calls from people who are afraid they are about to be fired, or who have just been fired. I often think that they needed my advice before they got to the point where they called a lawyer. This book is to answer that need. I would like people to read the book, think through the information, and apply it to their own situation. Maybe I can help some people avoid a firing altogether. If that is not possible, I would like them to end the employment relationship in the best way available.
What is your writing process?
With this book, I tried talking through a good part of the book into a recorder. I give the same advice and comments over and over, so it was like having a conversation with a client. After I did my initial work in speaking mode, I expanded on those thoughts by writing on the computer. I hope that the reader will feel that they are having a conversation with both me and with themself, so they can objectively evaluate their situation.
Published 2015-11-09.
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Books by This Author

Getting Fired: Prevent or Survive One of Life's Top Stressors
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 28,520. Language: English. Published: November 9, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Career Guides » Legal, Nonfiction » Law » Labor & Employment
Written by an experienced employment lawyer, Getting Fired provides tips and quizzes to check if your suspicion of a coming termination is off-base or all too real. Read client composites of typical scenarios of firing and a lawyer’s advice. Learn to avoid being pushed into a resignation, how to spot situations ripe for negotiating a severance, and other important strategies to come out on top.