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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

The Singing Dentist

Teeth-Puller Pulls Reviews, Too

Get Up, Stand Up: Stand Up For Your Rights!

What happens if authors are left to write purely for love?

The First Sale Doctrine

That noise? It's Orwell gyrating in his grave

Miss Suzie’s House of Debauchery

Man is the only kind of varmint that sets his own trap, baits it, then steps in it.

The Game’s Afoot!

There is nothing more deceptive than an obvious fact

Death To All Hobbits!

Watch out, Middle-Earth - he's coming for you!

Condé Turns Nasty

All your rights belong to them - so they say

Lance The Boil

What would Kay Scarpetta do?

50 Shades Of Whatever

What do you do if someone steals your idea?