Victoria Johnson
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Library fines—gone with the wind?

Law | Many libraries have stopped charging for overdue books
by Victoria Johnson
Posted 10/10/19, 01:27 pm

The antechamber of the Mesquite Library in Phoenix, Ariz., is full of natural light and potted palms. Sporting a ball cap, Valerie Jones strides through, but turns back to give her opinion on library fines. Would a library without overdue book fines help her? “Yes!” 

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Attorney for the defense

Television | Past trauma motivates a lawyer to challenge questionable convictions in Proven Innocent
by Victoria Johnson
Posted 3/14/19, 12:59 pm

Critics are panning Fox’s new drama Proven Innocent for its bland, one-dimensional characters and seeming identity crisis. Is it a courtroom drama? A detective show? A comedy?

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Bootstrap publishing

Media | Authors have to wear many hats to publish their own books
by Victoria Johnson
Posted 2/28/19, 03:54 pm

Maintain social media platforms. Arrange public events. Attend conferences. Purchase paid advertising. Manage cash flow. Analyze data. Spot trends.

If that doesn’t sound like the job requirement for an author, think again. All authors have to do some marketing, but for self-publishers it’s crucial.

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