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Publication Order of Lily Forrester Books

Mitigating Circumstances (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Buried Evidence (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Cheater (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
My Lost Daughter (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Carolyn Sullivan Books

Sullivan's Law (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sullivan's Justice (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sullivan's Evidence (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Revenge of Innocents (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Interest of Justice (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
First Offense (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
California Angel (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Trial by Fire (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Abuse of Power (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Conflict of Interest (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon

About Nancy Taylor Rosenberg:

Nancy Camille Taylor Rosenberg was an American author who wrote within the realm of thriller and mystery novels. She was born in 1946 and attended college at Gulf Park in the town of Gulfport, Mississippi.

Nancy passed in October 2017.

Nancy worked for five years as a model in photographs before she becomes a full pledge writer. Rosenberg studied criminology and has a Bachelor’s Degree in English. She had served for the Ventura Police Department, County of Ventura as an Investigative Probation, the New Mexico State Officer’s Police as well as for Dallas police Department, spending a total of 14 years in the criminal justice system (spanning jobs from dispatcher up). By her own description she is five three, with wavy red hair, her Mom’s English complexion and her Dad’s Irish nose and fits the image of the ditsy writer perfectly.

Rosenberg also had a well know reputation for her charity works and stated that she had always believed in giving back and making the world a better place. She received national-acclaim for ” Voice of Tomorrow”, a writing program dedicated for the inner city youth. In 1994, The-Board-of-Supervisors in Orange-County voted her as “A-Woman-of-Excellence, Learning for Life”. She was also featured on People magazine as well as in Prime Time Live for her adoption of a terminally ill child; the child had an illness called MMA. At the time, the child adopted by Rosenberg, Janelle Garcia, had been the oldest-living-survivor with MMA. A physician in France that saw the episode in Prime Time Live claimed he was curing MMA-patients with liver transplants and contact was made with Rosenberg, and as they say the rest is history… No one ever survived and pass the age of eighteen with MMA. Janelle received both liver and kidney transplant and is currently on her early-thirties. This was a great feat and helps give hope to current and future-generations of children-suffering from MMA.


Nancy Taylor Rosenberg is a New York Times bestselling and award winning author. Rosenberg is the author of the Lily Forrester and Carolyn Sullivan books as well as those under her own given name of Nancy Taylor Rosenberg. The Lily Forrester series included 4 books, as did the Carolyn Sullivan series, while there are 6 stand-alone novels in Rosenberg’s collection. The most popular of Rosenberg’s books (and her first, 1993) was Mitigating Circumstances, which turned out to be the first in the series of her Lily Forester books. Many critics claim that if you enjoy books by authors like Lisa Gardner, James Patterson, or Tami Hoag you will enjoy the works by Nancy Taylor Rosenberg.

The Big Screen

Her first novel was published in 1993; Mitigating Circumstances. The film rights to Mitigating Circumstances were given to Jonathan Demme who is an Academy-Award-winning-director. Many of her novels have been New-York-Times bestsellers and many Rosenberg-novels have been translated into several different languages.

The Books

Nancy Taylor Rosenberg has written a number of stand-alone novels like First Offense, Trial by Fire, and California Angel. She debut in the year 1992 with Mitigating Circumstances, her first published novel, which started her Lily Forrester series that included a total of 4 separate books. The following year she followed it up with one of her standalone-novels, Interest of Justice.

Author Synopses

In the Lily Forrester series, the character of Lily Forrester is a complicated and often seemingly very hard-nosed one that many readers find hard to sympathize with. Like her or hate her thought the character is very multi-faceted and is portrayed from several perceptions allowing a good level of insight into the character. Throughout the series Lily Forrester goes from a lower level assistant district attorney to a judge. She plays the role of both victim and hero and has kept fans of the series wanting more and more of the action.

In Interest of Justice, which is her first standalone-novel, a female-judge is being targeted (for murder) by what seems like the same person who killed her sister and brother.

In First Offense, Ann Carlisle, who is a probation officer luckily escapes an attempt to take her life by an unknown-assailant. It could be one of a number of possibilities – a young-dealer who is under her watch, a rapist on trial or even her very own husband.

In Rosenberg’s novel California Angel, she tells the story of a woman who, thinking she is an angel, goes on a voyage or journey towards the-supernatural and ends-up in the courtroom. There is a edition or version of this novel and it includes letters from readers. Rosenberg wrote California Angel for her adopted daughter; despite the fact that she was paid only a small portion of what she typically received for her other novels. It was a special cause and meant so much for the author to write it.

All in All

Nancy Taylor Rosenberg has an impressive list of thriller and mystery novels. She believes (as do many, many others) that one of the biggest reasons her books are successful is because she is close to the material. Her personal, academic, and job history give her the ideas and insight for her crime thrillers. Rosenberg studied criminal justice in college and then went on to spend fourteen years in one job or another within the criminal justice system. Much of her work is at least somewhat drawn from cases, situations, and events that she has seen or experienced during her own life and job. Rosenberg believes that you write best about things that are close to your heart, this is evident in the book California Angel that she wrote for her adopted daughter whose life saved by adopting her and getting her the most cutting edge advances in medical treatment. Rosenberg is pleased that this has also given new information and hopes for treatment for all children that suffer from MMA. Nancy Taylor Rosenberg now resides in Dallas Texas and is always working and writing something new for her readers.

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2 Responses to “Nancy Taylor Rosenberg”

  1. Jean Council: 2 years ago

    Just finished Trial by Fire! My husband also read and loved it! We want to read more by you! Congratulations on your excellent work!

  2. Sandra Rutkowske: 3 years ago

    Loved reading all your books, just the one written in 2012-sorry the title escapes me at this time) I have not read. Do plan on writing anymore books. Hope you are doing well. Sandra Rutkowske 10/11/2021


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