Francine D. Ward is a business and intellectual property attorney with a focus on copyrights, trademarks, publishing, entertainment, and social media legal issues. A 1989 graduate of Georgetown University Law Center, she is admitted to practice in New York, California, and the District of Columbia.

In addition, Ward has published two non-fiction books:

1. Esteemable Acts: 10 Actions for Building Real Self Esteem (Random House 2003)
2. 52 Weeks of Esteemable Acts: A Guide to Right Living (Hazelden/HCI 2005).

And is currently writing her first crime novel.