Hello there! Hope everyone had a wonderful Fourth of July filled with fun, family and friends. Did you get to see any fireworks? We went to my parents’ where my dad grilled out and made homemade ice-cream. My favorite is cantaloupe, and I feature it in my Eagle Point Emergency book series.
Today, I’d love to talk about how my series came about. I’d written medical staff into stories before and my editors told me that I write caregivers well and asked if I’d consider doing a medical miniseries. It also helped that I am an RN with a few decades of nursing experience. I’ve worked in many different departments, but spent the most time in high risk Labor and Delivery.
I write full time now, but writing the medical miniseries helps me to remember my twelve-hour shift hospital days with fondness.
I turned in an idea based on my editor’s parameters and Eagle Point Emergency was born.
I’m working on Books 5 and 6 now, but each book can also stand alone. For more information, visit my Amazon author page.
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I’ve assisted with countless surgeries and have had a lot of surgeries myself and have been a patient many times. I use all of my experiences in some way to enhance the series. I also still have lots of friends in the field and pick their brains from time to time.
I love to set stories near where I live and so I fashioned fictional Eagle Point and its neighboring Refuge (town from a previous series) after a local wildlife preserve. This area is rich with lakes, forests, hiking trails, bluffs and lots of trees and other greenery.
My editors wanted at least one of the main characters to be a doctor or a nurse, and so it’s really fun to come up with the match for each character and think of unique careers.
Have you ever been in the hospital or had surgery? You all helped me brainstorm trauma center ideas for my last post and I was so excited about your feedback. Do you know anyone in the medical profession? What specifically do they do? I’d love to hear some ideas for who to pair with my hero/heroine nurses and doctors. :-) My current work in progress features an Irish neurosurgeon and a medical office manager.
Thanks so much for spending time with me today!