Thursday, December 27, 2012

Good tidings

Happy holiday everyone! I hope that the good energy from Dec.21-22-23 continues to spread and grow in 2013. I'm already seeing the results: Lust for Justice is #23 on Amazon's digital bestseller list, 2 years and counting!
Hope your holidays are merry and bright!

Thursday, September 6, 2012

NBC Radio interview 9/08/12 @1-2 pm PST


NBC Radio interview 9/08/12 from 12-2 pm PST

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Outlaw Radio interview link

Here it is! A great interview by Burl Barer with myself and Tony Serra on the subject of Lust for Justice, the law and snitches on Aug 11, 2012. Here's the link:

LUST FOR JUSTICE! Our interview with Paulette Frankl and Tony Serra from TRUE CRIME UNCENSORED!

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Don't miss the interview with Tony Serra and myself on Saturday Aug 11, 2pm Pacific Time Check out the link. Click the videos. More great stuff to come! Spread the word. Thanks!

Friday, August 3, 2012

Native American Historical Breakthrough!


On August 2, 2012, Navajo born Emerson Joe who changed his name to Nii’ Nee’ when he was adopted by the Lakota Nation, stood before Judge Sheryl Bachart in the Circuit Court of Newport, Oregon for sentencing on a DUI charge. The DUI charge was the last of 4 out of 5 charges for which Emerson Joe was arrested and incarcerated, the most serious of which was a felony: possession of a stolen vehicle. The DUI charge turned out to be small pickin’s compared to the most significant issue in the trial: Providing false information to a police officer, which was in fact his Lakota Sovereign Independent Nation issued driver’s license. In his trial, the jury acquitted him of the false information charge, that is, his Lakota driver’s license, thus recognizing the Sovereignty of the Lakota Nation. The ID considered “false” was a legitimate driver’s license issued by the Lakota Sovereign Independent Free Nation which until this trial bore no legitimacy in an American court of law. The jury’s acquittal of this charge in this case sets the precedent that the Lakota Nation’s sovereign independence is now legally recognized and accepted as valid ID in a court of law. The United Nations recognized the Lakota’s sovereign independence but the United States did not. This is a historical breakthrough for Native people!
 Emerson Joe stood trial for the entire proceeding pro se, meaning without representation by a lawyer – another feather for his people. He walked the Red Road alone earning himself the highest rank of Braveheart among the Lakota Nation, and LEGENDARY among the legal circles of Newport, Oregon. Emerson Joe did his walk on fire before an all white court of law solely from the information gleaned from the book Lust for Justice: The Radical Life and Law of J. Tony Serra by author/artist Paulette Frankl. Serra is acclaimed one of the greatest criminal defense lawyers of the century. Emerson Joe studied the book like a textbook until he felt confident he could do this alone.
 National Geographic ran a cover story on the Lakota’s sovereign independence in the August 2012 issue.
 It is now Emerson Joe’s goal to establish independence for all the Native Nations to at last be free and out from under the unfair rule and treatment that they have received from the white man’s conquest and broken treaties for centuries.
 Emerson Joe is serving out the remainder of his 6 month sentence in the Lincoln County Jail in Newport, Oregon.

Paulette Frankl

Paulette Frankl, 505-603 3260 email:
Emerson Joe % Shawna Bleigh:541-817 3659

Paulette Frankl
CELL: 505-603 3260

Sunday, July 29, 2012

The POWER of Lust

Pass it on!


Last Friday, July 27, 2012, as all attention was focused on the Olympics, a Native American warrior, Emerson Joe, made history representing himself in a jury trial in an all white court in Newport, Oregon on the basis of information gleaned from the book titled Lust for Justice: The Radical Life and Law of J. Tony Serra by author/artistPaulette Frankl. Emerson Joe stood trial  on charges ranging from felony (grand theft auto) to misdemeanor. The jury acquitted him of the most serious of four of the five charges, leaving one misdemeanor. His bail was reduced from $100,000 to $1,500 as a result of the verdict. 

Emerson Joe, from the Pinon reservation in AZ near Gallup NM, had no background in the law. He fired his two court appointed lawyers whom he felt did not understand Native people. He studied Lust for Justice as though it were a text book and gleaned enough information to go it alone in court. He applied the information in court and prevailed in his case. In the "Closing Arguments" chapter, Serra states: "Pretend that you're on horseback -- that is, don't use too many words, but deliver your words like arrows or spears. Always speak like you're on the back of a horse." After the verdict, Emerson Joe said, "Tell Tony Serra I used my words like arrows in court and they hit the mark."

Lust for Justice is a biography of San Francisco-based counter-culture lawyer Tony Serra, acclaimed as one of the ten top criminal defense lawyers of the century. The biography, published in late November 2010 by Lightning Rod Publications, is a behind-the-scenes look at the law through the eyes of one of its greatest practitioners. Serra won acquittals in two Native American death-penalty cases for Patrick "Hooty" Croy and Bear Lincoln.

Emerson Joe, from the Navajo Nation, recently joined the Lakota Nation's sovereign independence from America. The stance of sovereign independence in the Lakota Nation, known for the Wounded Knee massacre, has been recognized by the United Nations. Emerson Joe adopted his childhood nickname of Nii' Nee' on his new Lakota ID records. It appears to be the first case involving a full-blooded Navajo who has changed over to the Lakota Nation to successfully represent himself in an all-white court of law.

Joe is being held at the Lincoln County Jail in Newport, Oregon, until his 11:30 AM, August 2 sentencing hearing on the misdemeanor charge at the Newport County Courthouse before Judge Sheryl Bachart,  Room 300.

Please direct queries to:

Paulette Frankl: 505-603 3260 or
Shawna Bleigh for Emerson Joe: 514-817 3659 or
Tony Serra: Erika Larson:

Paulette Frankl
CELL: 505-603 3260

Thursday, July 5, 2012

The latest news ...

Tony Serra, subject of my book Lust for Justice  (still on Amazon's Bestseller list in its category of biographies of Lawyers and Judges for over 1 year now), is representing members of the Occupy movement in Davis, CA. His co-counsel is Alexis Wilson Briggs. Here's the link:

Lust for a more just world for ALL! Go Lust! Spread the word!

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Lust is up!

Lust for Justice is up in the charts again: # 19 this morning on Amazon's digital BESTSELLERS for a year and counting and still #'s 1 & 2 TOP RATED in its category of Lawyers and Judges. This book engenders the live force of personal empowerment, great for people in the OCCUPY movement. Pass the word. Give a copy to a friend. The digital e-pub has additional art and photos threaded throughout the text for just $7.95! A great read and a bargain at any price. Go LUST!

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Focus Gallery reading

Heads up! Tony Serra will be doing a reading of his new book Walking the Circle: Prison Chronicles as well as my book Lust for Justice at the Focus Gallery, 1534 Grant St. in San Francisco on Thursday, June 14 from 6-8 PM. It will include wine, bites and video recollections. Don't miss it if you're in S.F.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Signed copies for Father's Day

Father's Day is coming up. Give the Dad in your life the gift of personal empowerment with a signed copy of Lust for Justice, The Radical Life and Law of J. Tony Serra. Send me an email to along with your name and address and a PayPal payment to Paulette Frankl of $22. for your signed copy. This price includes shipping. This book is available on,, and Or, get the digital e-book for $7.99. It's a great read. If you have a Grad in the family or anyone connected with the Occupy movement, this is your book! 

Monday, May 21, 2012

#12 on Amazon digital Best Seller tonite

Lust for Justice is #12 tonite on Amazon's digital Best Sellers in the category of Lawyers and Judges.  This book is empowering for anyone but especially pertinent for the 99%. Here's the link on Amazon:
Dan Zupanski did a great interview about Lust for Justice with Tony Serra and myself on his blogtalkradio on May 16th. Here is the link:
Scroll down to the bottom to Show Categories, click Books. Lust for Justice is the 1st book. Click it to hear the 1.5 hour interview. It's a good one!
Lust for Justice can be purchased at or BarnesandNobleNook or Apple iBooks.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

CALL-IN RADIO INTERVIEW Call in to speak with the host (347) 237-4064

Radio interview with true crime host Dan Zupanski Wednesday, May 16 at 7pm CST featuring J. Tony Serra and Paulette Frankl. : Call in to speak with the host
(347) 237-4064

Monday, May 14, 2012

Lust for Justice, Paulette Frankl and Tony Serra will be doing a live radio interview with Dan Zupansky on Wednesday, May 16 at 7pm CST. Here's the link: 
Call in with your comments or questions. Please spread the word. Thanks!

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Lust is on the rise!

My book LUST FOR JUSTICE is on the rise on Amazon's BESTSELLER ratings in its category of Lawyers and Judges: #15 this morning and still #'s 1 & 2 for TOP RATED!
The London Book Fair, April 16-18, is the 2nd largest book fair in the world, Frankfurt being the first largest. LUST FOR JUSTICE will be there in the International Rights Center #8a. Look for it. Tell everyone you know. Go LUST!

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Lust at London Book Fair!

Lust for Justice heads off to the London Book Fair, which is April 16-18, 2012! It will be represented by Blessing Way at the International Rights Center #8a. Look for it and please spread the word! Thanks.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Lust for Justice is now on Wikipedia!

Lust for Justice now is on Wikipedia! Here's the link:
I'm thrilled!!!! Lust for Justice is available on Amazon in paperback for $19.95, on Kindle for $7.99, on Barne's & Noble's Nook and Apple's iBook all for $7.99. It's also available in Canada, England, Ireland, Scotland, France, Italy, Germany, Spain, the Netherlands and Australia. Please spread the word. That's a lot of information and empowerment for the price of a sandwich! Tell your Occupy friends. Please spread the word. 

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Spectacular news!

OMG!!! Lust for Justice won Honorable Mention in the eBook category of the prestigious London Book Festival contest.  Works were judged by a panel of publishing industry experts using the following criteria:
  1. General excellence and the author's passion for telling a good story.
  2. The potential of the work to gain a wider audience in the worldwide market.