April Brown was born in Eastern Washington and has lived within a few miles of the downtown Seattle core for almost 30 years. In 1992, she decided to devote her life to animal and established Whisker City Cat Rescue in Shoreline, Washington. She became an auctioneer to help fund Whisker City and parlayed that experience into a thriving charity auction company. She credits scores of jobs for preparing her for the career she's enjoyed for more than 29 years.
After high school graduation she half-heartedly attended a Bible college in Nashville, Tennessee. Disillusioned with organized religion, she sought a career in the social justice. She became an officer at Tennessee Preparatory School and was encouraged by an undercover Vice officer Donnie Broadway to apply for a job as a police officer. She was one of five women to attend the first class for women recruits for the Nashville Davidson County Police Department in 1973. That experience helped her investigate and interview witnesses for the book “Poetic Justice” and eventually end the 20 year extortion career of Linda Ellis.
In 2017, Whisker City Cat Rescue was broken into and a cat was stomped to death. King County Police did little to investigate. Brown collected evidence herself, paid for DNA testing, hired an attorney and through her own investigation, proved who killed Quixote, the beautiful Bengal cat. When police claimed there was not enough evidence and refused to arrest the cat killer, Brown chose to write about the case and name the killer.
The experience of exposing Copyright Troll Linda Ellis taught Brown that predators can be defeated, especially when people organize and combine skills and resources. She made many powerful and effective friends over the six years it took to stop Linda Ellis. The case against Linda Ellis was heard before the Georgia Supreme Court. The court ruled against Linda Ellis and her copyright trolling scheme unraveled. Brown's book Poetic Justice was her first book and serves as a roadmap for victims and students of copyright litigation - available on Amazon.
Fighting back has become a hallmark of Brown's life. She writes a blog called "Conned" after being bilked out of $140,000 in a construction fraud scheme, orchestrated by Manny Regalado, a conman from Los Angeles California. She's discovered more than a million dollars of money stolen by Regalado from twenty-two victims in Los Angeles, Las Vegas and Seattle. She learned that Construction Fraud is a crime police rarely investigate although billions of dollars are lost annually to construction and home repair and remodeling schemes. She discovered con men are similar to copyright trolls in that very is done to stop the practice. Brown's reporting has prevented Regalado for gaining a foothold in the Seattle area.