Rebecca Forster

Biography

Rebecca Forster started writing on a crazy dare and is now a USA Today bestselling author with over 35 novels to her name. Her legal thrillers have been called, "Perfect. Impossible to put down" by Laurie Levenson, CBS legal correspondent.
Married to a superior court judge and the mother of two sons, Rebecca has taught at UCLA writers program, volunteers in classrooms and speaks in many venues around the country. When she's not writing, you'll find Rebecca traveling, sewing, reading or speaking to bar associations, philanthropic groups and book clubs.

Smashwords Interview

When did you first start writing?
I was a voracious reader, but I always thought a writer was 'someone else'. So when I went to college and then graduate school I envisioned a long and happy business career. Then one of my clients requested my marketing team meet at his home. That's where I met his wife - Danielle Steel. I didn't know who she was and when I found out she was an author I flippantly said "I could do that!" That was it. A colleague dared me to write a book and I took that dare. I was in my thirties. Talk about the floodgates opening! I sold my first book and writing became my passion. I wrote for major New York publishers for 25 years. Three years ago I went indie. I can barely remember a time when I didn't write and will be forever grateful for the dare.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
The decision to become an indie author was the result of a perfect publishing storm. Bookstores were disappearing in my area, digital devices were being embraced by the readers, and I had written a book, BEFORE HER EYES, that my publisher thought pushed too much of a creative boundary and decided not to publish it. Just as I was wondering what to do, I read an article about Smashwords and the rest is history. I published BEFORE HER EYES and it was voted B&P's Readers Choice Best Mystery. Over 8,000 readers voted. I never looked back.
Read more of this interview.

Where to find Rebecca Forster online


Where to buy in print


Series

Finn O'Brien Thriller Series
Disgraced Detective Finn O'Brien teams up with his old partner, Cori Anderson, to investigate crimes in the patchwork that is L.A. From the tony enclaves of the hills to Hollywood dive bars and the mysterious enclaves laid claim to by people who prefer to live in the shadows, no one is above Finn O'Brien's code of justice.
The Witness Series
Josie Bates, once a hot shot criminal defense attorney, now practices law in a small town of Hermosa Beach. When her past comes calling, Josie not only defends a sixteen-year-old girl, Hannah Sheraton, for murder, she takes her into her home. Together with her lover, Archer, this hobbled together family faces danger from home and afar as Josie continues to hold honor and the pursuit of justice dear above all else.

Silent Witness

Price: $4.99 USD.

Privileged Witness

Price: $4.99 USD.

Expert Witness

Price: $4.99 USD.

Eyewitness

Price: $4.99 USD.

Books

Finn O'Brien Crime Thillers, Boxed Set
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 296,150. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Shunned detective Finn O'Brien works the hellish streets of the city of Angeles, fighting for justice in Los Angeles where the privilege of Hollywood and the desperation of the immigrant enclaves clash.
Secret Relations, A Finn O'Brien Crime Thriller
Series: Finn O'Brien Thriller Series. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 100,470. Language: English. Published: March 3, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
They're illegal. They're undocumented. They're disappearing. Finn O'Brien risks his life to make sure they aren't forgotten.
The Witness Series, Books 1-4
Series: The Witness Series. Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 394,890. Language: English. Published: August 15, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Courtroom, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
A brilliant, bold and flawed attorney, Josie Bates, tackles the toughest cases of her career in the first four books of the Witness Series.
The Witness Series: Books 5-7
Series: The Witness Series. Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 301,780. Language: English. Published: August 14, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Attorney Josie Bates and her ward, Hannah Sheraton, search for justice and strain their fierce bond in these three novels. Each book is filled with legal suspense, political intrigue and personal challenges and triumphs.
Foreign Relations, A Finn O'Brien Crime Thriller
Series: Finn O'Brien Thriller Series, Book 2. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 11,490. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
A foreign woman is dead; two countries want her forgotten. Finn O'Brien wants justice.
Severed Relations, A Finn O'Brien Crime Thriller
Series: Finn O'Brien Thriller Series, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 108,990. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
In Los Angeles two children and their nanny are slaughtered in the home of a rich attorney and his beautiful wife. While the City of Angels mourns, shunned detective Finn O'Brien vows nothing in heaven or hell will keep him from finding the ruthless killer.
The Witness Series Bundle: 7 Josie Bates Thrillers
Series: The Witness Series. Price: $12.99 USD. Words: 691,470. Language: English. Published: May 3, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Courtroom, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
Josie Bates and her blended family face the dark side of the law, redefine true love, fight the intrusion of politics and stand strong in the face of evil that comes at them from all corners of the world in this suspense-filled, seven-book series.
Dark Witness, A Josie Bates Thriller
Series: The Witness Series. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 101,190. Language: English. Published: February 27, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
Hannah Sheraton and Billy Zuni are on the run, seeking the darkest corner of the earth they can find until the blood feud that targeted Billy can be resolved. Instead of finding a safe haven, the teenagers realize they have taken refuge in hell. Josie Bates is the avenging angel who must find them before it is too late.
Serial Thrillers: 4 Complete Novels
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 436,330. Language: English. Published: January 19, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Courtroom
A psychopath terrorizes his own attorney; sister is pitted against sister and murder isn't the only thing between them; a young lawyer gets a shot at Beverly Hills glitz only to find the hills are filled with fool's gold; and relationships are shattered by a militia bombing and ambitions that stretch the boundaries of the law. Serial Thrillers is a bundle of 4 complete novels.
Forgotten Witness: A Josie Bates Thriller
Series: The Witness Series, Book 6. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 106,690. Language: English. Published: December 17, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
A mysterious, unstable man disrupts a Senate hearing long enough to whisper five words to Josie Bates that will send her from the icy winter of Washington D.C. to the tropical warmth of Hawaii in search of Hannah. What she finds instead is a long buried truth. . .a truth that will change her life forever if she stays alive long enough to live it.
Eyewitness
Series: The Witness Series, Book 5. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 107,830. Language: English. Published: February 24, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
(5.00 from 1 review)
Blame is in the eye of the beholder when Josie faces her toughest challenge yet – one that comes from halfway around the world and forces her to question her faith in justice while threatening the people she loves most.
Expert Witness
Series: The Witness Series, Book 4. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 102,140. Language: English. Published: December 16, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
(5.00 from 5 reviews)
Hermosa Beach attorney Josie Bates is missing, and the cops say there's nothing they can do. They believe she can take care of herself, but the release of an old client and mysterious list found in her car say different. Racing against time, Josie's sixteen-year-old ward, Hannah Sheraton, and Josie's lover, Archer, must work together despite their differences to find her before it's too late.
Vanities
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 114,650. Language: English. Published: March 9, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Romance » General, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
They had beauty, fame and power but wanted more. Tess:Talented and trusting, has given her heart to the wrong man. Bonnie: A former star trying to reclaim the spotlight doesn't know her life is on the line. Davina: Tough and determined, she takes what she wants, and what she can't take she destroys. Now they all vie for a dazzling prize and only one man has the power to give it to them.
The Reckless Ones
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 109,980. Language: English. Published: March 7, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Romance » General, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Scarred by her mother's abandonment of her for a wealthy husband, Ricky Blair vows revenge on the rich. Now,she commands two larcenous sisters in a jewel thievery ring.But when Granger, a cool, handsome, irreverant insurance investigator appears on the scene, Ricky finds herself invovled in a delicious game of cat and mouse. Yet love, the richest prize all, might be out of her reach.
Golden Threads
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 103,740. Language: English. Published: March 7, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Romance » General, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Vibrant, exotic, wildly unconventional designer Char Brody wants to make it big in haute couture. In dark-eyed photographer Fletcher Hawkins she finds her soul mate. But when she suddenly has it all -fame, success and fortune - she has no time for anyone or anything. Can Fletcher convince Char that fame and fortune are nothing if love isn't part of the picture?
Rainbow's End
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 72,780. Language: English. Published: March 7, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Romance » General, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Bridget Devlin's first nursing job transported her from a provincial Irish village to San Francisco to care for a wealthy old woman. When the woman becomes a friend and her handsome grandson, Richard Hudson, returns Bridget's affections,life seems perfect. But the woman dies leaving Bridget an heiress. She and Richard are torn apart - unable to see the old woman's true legacy is love.
Wilde's Gamble
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 57,630. Language: English. Published: October 24, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Romance » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
Dominique Baker is 30, single and tired of her high school teacher, Sister Thomasina tweaking her conscience every time a good looking man comes into the picture. T.J. Wilde is cocky, confident and concerned about a wrongly-convicted friend. He thinks Dominique has the evidence he wants; she thinks he's a bad bet. The gamble is, will they live long enough to discover the truth?
Vows
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 105,590. Language: English. Published: July 7, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Romance » General, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Beautiful,ambitious advertising executive, Dani Cortland sacrificed everything to be the best - including her marriage to innovative photographer Blake Sinclair. To make amends for stealing his client, Dani offers Blake a chance to succeed with her by his side. Blind to her betrayals, seduced by the promise of glory, Blake follows Dani into a world where passion breaks every rule.
Dreams
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 106,720. Language: English. Published: June 24, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
When a haunting novel changes her life, actress Sass Brandt sets out to find the man who wrote it. But Irish author, Shay Collier, has holed up in the Alaskan wilderness to forget the horrible betrayal that shattered his marriage, his trust and his ability to write. When Sass arouses his desire, Shay runs from her. But her pull is strong and their dream of love will push them to the breaking point
The Mentor
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 120,160. Language: English. Published: May 23, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Courtroom, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Federal prosecutor Lauren Kingsley is tapped to prosecute militia terrorists who bombed an IRS building. This is also her chance to make her mentor, Judge Wilson Caufeld, proud. When Caufeld is murdered, Lauren is trapped in a maze of consipracy, corruption and secrets leading right up to the Supreme Court. Lauren must decide who she can trust before she becomes the next victim of a vicious killer
Beyond Malice
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 106,630. Language: English. Published: May 21, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Courtroom
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
When Nora Royce, a sexy associate in a prestigious law firm, is accused of killing a partner's wife the legal community throws her to the wolves. Amanada Cross, a third-rate attorney and Nora's sister has no leads, no criminal experience, and a history with her sister that makes it hard to defend Nora - especially when it turns out that even though Justice is blind she wields a deadly sword.
Keeping Counsel
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 115,470. Language: English. Published: May 21, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
(4.86 from 7 reviews)
New Mexico attorney Tara Linley believes in the fairness of the law until she takes on her best friend’s lover as a client. When Tara learns of Bill Hamilton's shocking crime - and bound by the attorney/client privilege - she must find a way to protect her professional reputation, her friend and even her own life as circumstances spiral out of control at the hands of a madman.
Before Her Eyes
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 83,510. Language: English. Published: January 11, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
(4.80 from 5 reviews)
In a remote mountain community, the execution of a grocer and the abduction of a world-renowned model leave the local sheriff searching for a connection, two killers and a woman who is running for her life.
Character Witness
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 105,550. Language: English. Published: October 29, 2009. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
When Kathleen Cotter leaves her strip-mall practice to join her uncle's Beverly Hills law firm she finds his practice is on the skids. But before she hightails it out of the wrong side of 90210, Kathleen promises to see one case through. Instead of a slam-dunk, she finds herself caught in a web of lies and corruption in a town where character is a four-letter word
Privileged Witness
Series: The Witness Series, Book 3. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 87,230. Language: English. Published: October 28, 2009. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
Grace McCreary says she tried to stop her wealthy, disturbed sister-in-law from jumping to her death, but the police accuse her of murder. Grace, sister of Senate hopeful Matthew McCreary, turns to Josie Bates for help. When Josie, Matthew's first love, steps back into the world of privilege and power she risks everything she holds dear - including her own life.
Silent Witness
Series: The Witness Series, Book 2. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 103,700. Language: English. Published: October 28, 2009. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
Josie Bates is pulled back into the world of high-stakes law when her ex-cop lover, Archer, is accused of murdering his disable stepson - a son Josie never knew he had. Racing against time, she must prove Archer has been framed. Her faith is shaken as she battles to save Archer, almost despairing until she uncovers the most dangerous evidence of all - the testimony of the silent witness.
Hostile Witness, A Josie Bates Thriller
Series: The Witness Series, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 107,230. Language: English. Published: October 28, 2009. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
(4.46 from 26 reviews)
When sixteen-year-old Hannah Sheraton is arrested for the murder of her stepgrandfather, a California Supreme Court justice, her distraught mother turns to once infamous defense attorney, Josie Bates. Now a small town lawyer in Hermosa Beach, Josie wants nothing to do with the case since the gruesome evidence points to Hannah's guilt. When the girl is charged as an adult, Josie can't turn her back

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