Lisbeth L. McCarty has a B.A. in Professional Writing and a J.D. in Law, both from the University of Oklahoma. In October of 2021, McCarty retired from a long career as an appellate attorney in the area of criminal law, a job where legal writing was necessary. She is excited to be able to now become a full-time, freelance writer. She has a free, monthly newsletter available to anyone which can be found at https://lisbeth.substack.com/.