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?

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