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Monday, July 27, 2015

Glen Aaron Interview

About the Author:

Glen writes both fiction and nonfiction from his forty-year career and experience as a trial lawyer and consultant in international business and banking.

His nonfiction work as the observer in The Prison Trilogy tells the tales in chronological order of how he came to be a lawyer for a Wall Street Journal heiress and her gay husband and how that representation landed him in federal prison. That is the first in The Trilogy. The second book tells the story of his cell mate, Colonel George Trofimoff, serving life for spying for the KGB, and the final book of The Trilogy describes the prisoners, Glen's experiences and takes a hard look at the American criminal justice system.

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In prison, Aaron was assigned Colonel George Trofimoff as his cellmate. The Colonel turned out to be the highest-ranking U.S. Army officer ever convicted of spying. After initially resisting, Aaron agreed to look at the Colonel's case with the hope of finding a reason to make an additional appeal. What he found was a complete travesty of justice. For two years, an FBI agent had posed as a D.C. Russian Embassy representative in a sting operation designed to entrap the Colonel into exchanging what turned out to be a made-up story of espionage against America for the promise of a $45,000 payment. The resulting federal trial in Tampa railroaded the Colonel into a life prison sentence. The second book in The Prison Trilogy is that story.

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1. Tell us about yourself. My name is Glenn Aaron. I am a retired attorney and international business and banking consultant. Nonfiction based upon unusual characters of interest that I have met during my career is my primary genre. For example, my last client was the 72-year-old Wall Street Journal heiress who decided to marry her 50 year old gay interior decorator, who was also my client. While my professional life, often dealt with such characters that I write about, my personal life is quite peaceful in the desert Southwest, Midland, Texas, where I live with my wife, Jane, and my two Rottweilers.

2. Tell me a little about your book. Jackie Bancroft Spencer Morgan was left one of the wealthiest women in America when her first husband, Hugh Bancroft, Jr, owner of The Wall Street Journal, died unexpectedly. They had been married five years, had three children, and lived on their ranch in New Mexico. Many years later, at the age of 72, Jackie was building the Spencer theater in the New Mexico mountains, a theater for the performing arts. She paid $23 million cash for the building of that beautiful structure. When she married Ron Morgan, her interior decorator, in the midst of building the theater, she embarked upon what might be called the last fling of her life and mysteriously, she became critically ill while on a world cruise with Morgan. Unbeknownst to me, Morgan had talked Jackie into changing her will. He desperately wanted to become a Bancroft heir. Observer: the Ronnie Lee and Jackie Bancroft Spencer Morgan Story, a tale of people, greed, envy, manipulation – – even crime is the expose of that marriage.

3. Who has been your greatest writing inspiration? Natalie Rotunda has been my editor for all three books in the Observer Trilogy. She has inspired me greatly when I needed inspiration.

4. Now, a little more about you. If you were stranded on a desert island, what three items would you bring (excluding family, laptop, are writing utensils)? Well, first I would bring plenty of water. Second, I would bring plenty of food. Third, I would bring plenty of fishing gear.

5. We find out the world is going to end tomorrow. How do you live your last day? My wife and my Rottweilers and I sit outside, perhaps in the evening sipping wine, and enjoying the last day without fear.

6. If we were to make a movie of your life. Who would play the part of you? Clint Eastwood.

7. Tell us five random things about yourself. One: I like solitude. Two: I served 24 months in federal prison. As a result of my representation of Jackie and Ron, but you actually get no solitude in prison unless you are in solitary confinement. Three: I read a novel a week and have a news paper column in which I write book reviews. Four: I graduated with honors from both Baylor University and the University of Texas law school. Five: to me, the desert Southwest is the most beautiful place on earth.

What are three places you have always wanted to visit, but have not yet: India, Malaysia, and Ireland.

8. Okay, crystal ball time. Where do you see yourself in five – 10 years? Peacefully sitting in my writing room and continuing to write the books that I am now working on.

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