I always wanted to write novels. In the culture of achievement in which I was raised, writing novel constituted a nice hobby, not a sustainable job and certainly not a career for an A student. “You will be a doctor,” my father repeated daily. I didn’t mind. But fate decided differently.
First I fainted while watching a doctor poke and clean an abscess on my sister’s elbow. The doc had to leave his patient to rescue me. Still, Dad continued the brainwashing and I joined premed. When we had to dissect a rabbit in the anatomy lab, I started crying. The poor thing was so cute. With the scalpel in my shaking hand, I spent the whole session sobbing and staring at the adorable rabbit, and failed my lab test. Dad gave up.
Many years later as a writer, I decided to grant my Dad his wish. I would be a maker of doctors through my books. I had a lot of help from the nine doctors in my family.
My daughter, a neonatologist, inspired and helped with the medical cases of BABIES IN THE BARGAIN and Rx in RUSSIA.
BABIES IN THE BARGAIN is now a bestseller at Amazon.com. It was voted BEST ROMANCE NOVEL at Preditors & Editors Readers Poll 2009, and won 2010 BEST CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE NOVEL at Readers Favorite.
With only one year left to complete her medical training, Dr. Holly Collier vows not to let anyone mess up her sacrosanct schedule. Especially not Dr. Marc Suarez. The heartthrob of the hospital who used to collect sports’ trophies and nurses’ kisses broke her heart seven years ago. When a tragic accident transforms the carefree playboy into a dedicated, but novice father to his nephew, Holly gives in to her maternal instincts and turns her structured life upside down for the orphaned preemie. But can she learn to trust Marc again and believe in true love?
My sister, a psychiatrist, gave me two books of cases to read. Interesting and quite funny. You can’t believe the nutcases in the world. I used some real cases in NO MORE LIES.
NO MORE LIES is now a bestseller at Amazon.com.
2011 EPPIE Award Finalist
2010 Best Contemporary Romance ~ Readers Favorite
A lie that brings a smile... or the truth that draws tears?
Dr. Olivia Crane lives a quiet life. When the visiting physician from France strolls into her office, with open arms and a confident smile, her perfect control is about to crumble. He can't be Dr. Luc George, the man she loved ten years ago? Should she return his scorching kisses, or should she lock her door before he digs into her many secrets?
Secret daughter, secret friend, secret enemy. Had Luc really known his sweet Olivia back then? He wants her back, but he wants the truth, too. Now, Olivia has to face her past before she can grab her second chance.
A nephew who is a surgeon corrected the surgery scene in RIGHT NAME, WRONG MAN.
Most of my medical mentors complained I made medicine sound too easy or too funny, but the surgeon, who fell in love with his nurse and married her, loves all my medical romances.
RIGHT NAME, WRONG MAN is now a bestseller at Amazon.com
A romantic comedy novel set in France: What’s a girl to do when she whispers another man’s name in her fiancé’s arms?
When forbidden dreams about the sexy French Dr. Yves Malroux assail her at every turn, Mary-Beth puts her wedding plans on hold. The man would probably not even remember the plump nerd she was three years ago before she lost her illusions faster than her pounds. Regardless, to be able to marry her fiancé without reservations, Mary-Beth needs to confront her past and flies to France for a summer training program in surgery with Yves.
But Yves never forgets an organ he removed from a patient or a woman he dated. And he never forgot the pretty student of Harvard Medical School who has turned into a stunning beauty and seems in serious need of coaching about spicing her serious life with some fun and passion.
Only yesterday I was at the hospital for a procedure and I told the nurses I wrote medical romances. They laughed and said, “So you write about all the divorces and affairs we see here.” Before I had time to ask for details, they put me to sleep with an anesthetic. Darn!
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