Winston Sage, MD, an epidemiologist, and his wife Julia move to New Mexico for a peaceful retirement in picturesque, artsy Santa Fe. At a welcoming party, as a way of introducing himself to the new community, Sage boasts of his experience in tracing people. A neighbor hears about this and asks Sage for help in finding his wife who has recently disappeared. Sage, a medical detective who always wanted to play a real detective, gets involved, thereby opening a Pandora’s box of life-changing … [Read more...] about The Warring States Conundrum by Seymour Grufferman
Young, widowed obstetrician Eric Darcy is stunned when the mother of triplets claims to have borne a fourth baby, a quad, that was stolen from her years ago. When someone murders his patient, Eric believes the police are dismissing a vital clue, and teams up with his PI sister-in-law to investigate, never imagining his own life might be in danger. Targeted Age Group:: 12 and up What Inspired You to Write Your Book? I've been eager to return to writing mysteries (my titles include Danger … [Read more...] about The Case of the Questionable Quadruplet by Jacqueline Diamond
About Jacqueline Diamond: A former Associated Press reporter and TV columnist, I've sold 100 books--mysteries, romance, humor and fantasy--to a range of publishers. With my 101st book, I'm charting a new course: self-publishing my Safe Harbor Medical mystery series, beginning with The Case of the Questionable Quadruplet. My honors include a Career Achievement Award from Romantic Times and a Thomas Watson Foundation fellowship. Married 37 years, I live in Orange County, Calif., where I'm working … [Read more...] about Interview with Author – Jacqueline Diamond
In the third book of the FLAGSHIP! Series, the fleet staff hurries from Japan ("Land of the Rising Sun), to Korea ("Land of Morning Calm") to face down dual threats from the vicious North Korean regime. Terrorist action against the South deters Captain Kate Mahoney's efforts to locate and rescue Lieutenant Commander Cricket Squire after her aircraft was shot down over hostile seas. At the same time, Kate faces renewed threats to her life and career over a past relationship that continues to … [Read more...] about Rising Sun… Morning Storm by Mike J. Krentz @MikeJKrentz
“I still don’t know what I was waiting for…” Changes – David Bowie The cornerstone of a good story is a compelling protagonist who must overcome seemingly insurmountable obstacles to achieve a worthy goal or find the solution to a troubling problem. To make it a great story, the protagonist must undergo personal change in the process (comic book superheroes and detectives a la Sherlock Holmes are notable exceptions to this rule). Meaningful personal change is the price protagonists must pay to … [Read more...] about The 6 Stages of Personal Change: What Writers Need to Know – Guest Post by Peter Palmieri @ppalmierimd
I'm promoting this novel for the obvious reasons, but, in addition, I'm hoping that readers will enjoy another novel in the Brier Hospital Series and fall for my characters Jacob and Lola. I knew that it was risky having octogenarian protagonists and that the thirty-somethings might not be interested, but our population is aging and what's wrong with highly intelligent, competent, world-wise, and humorous characters of any age. When I pitched the screenplay for No Cure for Murder in LA … [Read more...] about No Cure for Murder – Guest Post by Lawrence W. Gold, M.D.