Kathrine Smith Dedrick is the author of the V-files; a legal thriller series with strong female protagonists. These novels touch on the hard-hitting topics of Blackmail, sex trafficking, and kidnapping; keeping you guessing with every turn of the page. Kathrine credits her extensive knowledge of these topics to her more than 30-year career in the field of law.

Smart, sexy, sassy and driven—Victoria Rodessa just graduated from one of the country’s top law schools and joined the international firm Acker, Smith & McGowen, respected for its advancement of female lawyers.

Deviant Agendas: A Victoria Rodessa Legal Thriller (Book One of The V-Files)

This time she's in danger of having her life destroyed by the private agendas of powerful, corrupt men. Obsessed with growing her law firm and punishing the male law partners who fired her from theirs on trumped up charges...

Private Agendas: A Victoria Rodessa Legal Thriller (Book Two of The V-Files)

The 10 Things are some of the lessons that were learned the hard way. They are offered to motivate and inspire women to help them avoid and learn from the mistakes of others and to have an easier path forward.

The 10 Things

I Wish Someone Would Have Told Me


Kathrine received her Law degree from ITT Chicago Kent College of Law and later received her MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Kathrine also founded Women for Achievement; this organization provides mentorship and scholarship for female high school seniors. Her goal for this organization is to grow these young women into powerful driven adults. 

Aside from starting her own foundation Kathrine has appeared on 15 radio shows across the United States. She has appeared on numerous podcasts and spoken at various locations across the U.S. Kathrine has done consulting work in 5 countries and appeared in various news segments. Her dedication to her work is nothing less than exceptional. She consistently inspires women of all ages and has been recognized by both the Business Insurance Women to Watch with Visions and, Mercedes Mentor association.

She now has successfully published three books touching on the hard-hitting topics of today such as Sex Trafficking, Blackmail, and Kidnapping. Kathrine hopes to bring light to these issues as well as entice her audience with twist and turns at every page. 

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