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Fifty Shades of Black and White
Nov. 28, 2017
Mike Farris and Jenny Pedroza
Non-fiction: Narrative
Re Non-fiction narrative: Fifty Shades of Black and White, by Mike Farris and Jennifer Pedrosa. A completed proposal is available on request.

Told from the point of view, from start to finish, of lead attorney Mike Farris and his client Jennifer Pedroza, this is a true “insider’s look” at what happened in the case involving one of the most successful and most controversial books in publishing history.
Readers are fascinated by courtroom dramas, both criminal and civil, and Fifty Shades of Black and White offers a real insider’s look at a civil lawsuit, from start to finish, involving one of the most successful, and most controversial, books in publishing history. Fifty Shades of Black and White will appeal not only to fans of the legal drama/thriller genre, including the fiction works of John Grisham, Scott Turow, David Baldacci, James Grippando, and Robert Dugoni, but also to viewers of “lawyer shows” on television that deal with the world of civil law, running the gamut from Better Call Saul, The Good Wife, The Practice, and Ally McBeal, to Suits, Damages, and Harry’s Law, and tracking back to such shows as L.A. Law, not to mention the so-called reality shows that include Judge Judy and The People’s Court.
There is no true competition to this book, as it is the first to be written on what became widely known in Texas and around the world as the “Fifty Shades Lawsuit.”

Mike Farris is an attorney (now retired) and author, whose law practice included entertainment law and commercial litigation in Dallas, Texas. In his last trial before retirement, he represented the plaintiff in what became known as the Fifty Shades of Grey lawsuit in Fort Worth, Texas, involving royalty payments from the sale of publishing rights to the Fifty Shades trilogy of books. That case, which is the subject of this book, resulted in a jury verdict and judgment in favor of his client in an amount in excess of $13,000,000.

Jennifer Pedroza is currently an Instructional Specialist in Fort Worth Independent School District, working with students that need extra support in the classroom. Her career in education started in the Mansfield, Texas, Independent School District, where she worked for 16 years while earning her first master’s degree in educational leadership. She soon realized that being a principal was not what she wanted to do for the rest of her life. In May of 2011, she left her career in teaching to market and distribute books for The Writer’s Coffee Shop. Coffee Shop first published the hugely successful Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy. Her litigation with her partner Amanda Hayward over the status of Coffee Shop and the right to profits from the sale of the Fifty Shades trilogy is the subject of this book. Jennifer again picked up the chalk in 2013 and returned to the classroom. As she reaches her twentieth year of teaching, she is two classes away from her second master’s degree, this time as a reading specialist.
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