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Meet the Author

"My work as a lawyer has given me a million powerful stories. Being an African-American female attorney, I am obligated to tell those stories right."

-Josette Chambers

Josette Chambers author

First and foremost, Josette Chambers is the mother of Iman and Tai, and the grandmother of twins Aidan and Tristan, and Anahla. This “Village,” which also includes a host of other family members and friends, keeps the author inspired and grounded.

She also is a lawyer who’s always wanted to write. Born on October 23, 195+ in Chicago, Illinois, to an Army soldier father and psychotherapist mother, Josette Chambers was a child who loved writing stories, prose, and plays. Searching for what she thought was pragmatism, she went on to earn degrees in economics at Fisk University and law from the University of California, Hastings College of Law where she was a writer and later editor of its Constitutional Law Journal. She has practiced law in Illinois, Georgia, and Tennessee.

Josette Chambers’ professional career, in her words, has been an “adventure.” She’s served as Assistant City Attorney in two different jurisdictions and has argued complex cases involving gas and electric rate hike and regulatory matters. She’s sat with the Olympic Stadium negotiations team led by the iconic Mayor Maynard Jackson in preparation of the 1996 Summer Olympic Games, and she has litigated employment and housing discrimination matters. She continues that work today, usually “winning via pen.”

Finally, Josette Chambers is a warrior. She beat The Beast at Level III, this being an important truth since October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Writing this work was therapy. Launching it at this time is deliberate.

Josette resides in Atlanta, Georgia. "When Stained Glass Shatters" is her first novel.