Adam Mitzner grew up in East Brunswick, New Jersey, which is about an hour outside of New York City. he graduated from Brandeis University with a B.A. and M.A. in politics, and from there went directly on to law school at the University of Virginia.After law school, he joined the litigation department of a large New York City law firm, and after a few more stops, is currently the head of the litigation department of Pavia & Harcourt LLP, which is located in midtown Manhattan. He has always been interested in writing, and yet, oddly enough, never took any courses in college (or after) and actually never seriously tried to write until a few years ago. He showed a first draft of his work to a friend whose brother is an agent for cookbooks, and he suggested that Adam retain a private editor, Ed Stackler.Meeting Ed was the turning point. He was the first person who thought he had publishable talent, and working with him was like taking every creative writing course he missed in college. Of equal importance, when his first novel was finished, Ed hooked him up with my agent, Scott Miller of Trident Publishing.And, even though Scott is a superb agent, his first novel didn't sell. There was interest among a few houses, but no offers.So, back to the drawing board. For his next work he decided to try something different from a legal thriller, and he wrote a political one, focusing on the nomination of a Supreme Court Justice.