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Patent lawyer Joseph Reid finds success in debut novel, 'Takeoff'

Patent lawyer Joseph Reid finds success in debut novel, 'Takeoff'

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While most people are still snoozing, including his own family, Carmel Valley resident Joseph Reid’s creative juices are flowing.

“Basically, my routine is I get up at 4 and write until 8 a.m. I usually get my prime writing done early in the morning.”

It’s not that Reid has a specific affinity for pecking away at his computer as the sun rises. Rather, it’s the only time of day he has a free opportunity to write.

A lawyer at the international law firm of Perkins Coie LLP, the bulk of Reid’s days involve the mundane tasks involved with patent law. Perhaps that’s why Reid has fills his early mornings spinning a thrilling story...

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