There are a lot of things to think about when you decide to put yourself in the public's eye. For any reason. How your family will react. What your friends will say. What skeletons will come out of the closet.
For Assistant U.S. Attorney Allison Leotta, a Washington, D.C., sex crimes prosecutor, it was what her employer, the federal Department of Justice, thought that weighed heavy on her mind. And not about her writing skills. But about the steamy sex scenes in the series of novels she's publishing. The first of the series is called Law of Attraction, and the character is very much like Leotta herself. Which is part of the reason the Justice Department has to read them before they publish. They have to make sure Leotta didn't accidentally divulge anything she shouldn't have.
She says the worst part was knowing, for sure, that her bosses were going to read the series.
"I was writing a sex scene a couple days ago and I was imagining one of my bosses reading it and I was cringing a little. But I pressed on," she said.
And who wouldn't be made uncomfortable by that? I mean, the Justice Department? Do they even have time for sex? Let's hope so.