Thursday, November 8, 2012

What I Love to Write

I write suspense and mystery with a medical edge, and of course, always with a great romance. The medical aspect comes from my background as an obstetrician and gynecologist, and the romance from my love of Janet Evanovich novels and my growing as a writer through Romance Writers of America. I expanded into the genre of mystery and crime, specifically police procedurals through joining Mystery Writers of America and Sisters in Crime. That, and I’ve always felt that docs and cops are a lot alike with a regimented order, long hours, stress, and life and death decisions. So were born my two protagonists in my romantic suspense novel IF MEMORY SERVES, obstetrician Dr. Tara Ross, and homicide commander, Lieutenant Detective Jeffrey Corrigan.

I must say that I’m a believer in Stephen King’s mantra that every writer should read. A fan of King’s ON WRITING, I’m presently reading, 11/22/63: A NOVEL, his fabulous newest time travel novel. But my longstanding favorite writers are the physician writers Tess Gerritsen and Robin Cook. I also love following J.D. Robb’s (aka Nora Roberts) series protagonists, Lieutenant Eve Dallas and her paramour Roarke. Finally, I’m a fan of Patricia Cornwell and her series revolving around medical examiner, Kaye Scarpetta.

What do you like to read, and who are your favorite novelists?

Monday, November 5, 2012

Wicked weather in the Northeast

Well, the power is now up and running in my home in NY. So grateful! There remains devastation and heartbreak in New Jersey and New York. I arrived in Vermont two days before the power in my house, so I actually had heat, running water, and hot food before my family. How wonderful it was to finally shower, not to mention having light that didn't involve a flashlight or candles. I am truly lucky. We take for granted all that we have everyday until disaster strikes. Sure puts life into perspective! Meanwhile, I awoke to a dusting of snow in Vermont. I do pray that the impending storm this week stays away from New Jersey and New York.

I hope all is well wherever you are!

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Post Halloween and Hurricane Sandy

Thank you, all , so much for visiting my Halloween Blog Hop. Due to Hurricane Sandy's ravages, I have been unable to access my internet. Sorry for the delay. The winner (chosen by a random draw) of the kindle versions of my two books, IF MEMORY SERVES, and AN EVERGREEN CHRISTMAS, is Kristina Leigh!

I wish to send my sympathies to everyone who has been affected by Hurricane Sandy. For those you have lost their homes, families, and friends, I can't begin to imagine your pain. God bless!