Author Ray Bradbury’s friendship and encouragement inspired Dale E. Manolakas to pursue writing as a career. The bestselling legal thriller author earned her 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. Alarcón at the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, was a litigator in two major Los Angeles law firms, a senior appellate attorney at the California Court of Appeals, and an Administrative Law Judge. She is also a member SAG-AFTRA and Actors’ Equity Association.