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The Debriefer

The Inside Scoop On Publishing Poop

The Debriefer with Donna Ballman

From Shakespeare to Grisham, the courtroom provides some of the most compelling drama ever conceived.

So twice a month, Litopia turns its attention to real-life legal drama – the sort of cases that interest us… and will fascinate you.

Presented by leading lawyer Donna Ballman in Florida and literary agent Peter Cox in London, we aim to give you a truly international perspective on issues that matter to writers.

And, frankly, on matters that just plain tickle us.

Justice is blind, they say.  In which case, The Debriefer is your seeing-eye dog!


Your Hosts

Donna Ballman

Donna Ballman

Florida Lawyer and Author of "Stand Up For Yourself Without Getting Fired" and "The Writer's Guide To the Courtroom"

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Peter Cox

Peter Cox

London literary agent & capo famiglia


The Debriefer - Browse All Shows

How To Negotiate With A Publisher

How To Negotiate With A Publisher

Someone's Having A Gay Old Time

Wake Up & Smell The Pr0n

Self-Publishing 1, Traditional Publishing 0

A Mockinbird Settles

It would be sort of like shooting a mockingbird, wouldn't it?

Harry Potter and the Unmarried Mother

Step away from the Bar, JK – now!

Google Book Scan: The Verdict

"Fair Use" has just been redefined

Plagiarists With Testicles

Que te folle un pez

A Mockingbird Sues

Atticus Finch Would Not Be Proud

Portland Goes Potty

Maybe humans are just the pet alligators that God flushed down the toilet

The Lady Is Not A Tramp?

It is a direct attack on my integrity as a writer to claim that I lied

I’m JK Rowling. Do Not Make Me Angry.

You Would Not Like Me When I'm Angry.

Win If You Can, Lose If You Must, But Always Cheat!

Behold The Duck-Billed Platypus

How To Monetize Plagiarism (& Happy Birthday To You)

Jonah - step away from the word processor, NOW!

Mr. Kipling’s Exceedingly Fine Fakes

Your new-caught sullen peoples, half devil and half child

Of Leprechauns & Lawyers

Top O' The Mornin' To Ya, Here's Ya Writ!