Dear Readers, we have another medical suspense novel from Richard L Mabry, MD.
Welcome, Richard. Do you have a favorite genre to write? If so, what is it?
I’ve always enjoyed suspense and thrillers, and although I started out writing straight novels, I eventually moved into writing in that genre. Because I have almost four decades of experience in medicine, it seemed natural to write in that sub-genre. And as for Christian fiction, I’ve been a Christian since my mid-teens, and it just seemed natural to write from that viewpoint.
If you didn’t live in the part of the country where you do, where would you live?
For several years, Kay and I had a timeshare condo in
North Carolina for a
week in the fall, when the leaves were turning. We liked the people, and the
weather was nice when we were there—but I don’t think I’d like to live there
year-round. There are lots of other areas in the US
we enjoy visiting, but I think when all’s said and done, we’re happy staying in
What foreign country would you like to visit and why?
and would like to go back, not just because I speak the language and we enjoy
the food and the scenery, but also because we were treated well by the people
we encountered. Of course, that may have all changed since we were there last.
Actually, our whole world has changed.
Describe what you think would be the most romantic vacation you could take.
I’d enjoy going back to the little inn on the
island of Santorini
It was a lovely setting, and our time there was very relaxing.
Where would you like to set a story that you haven’t done yet?
Thus far, all my novels and novellas have either been set in the
or in fictional towns I’ve created based on real places in the area, mainly
because I’m familiar with them. If I decided to change my setting, I’d probably
choose somewhere in the northeast— Boston or New York. Of course,
that would require a tax-deductible trip for research, and even after travel
there, I’d probably get something wrong.
What is the main theme of this novel?
Medical Judgment is about a widowed emergency-room doctor who, although she seems to have lost her support system, struggles to be strong and survive despite crisis after crisis.
Tell us about the story.
Please give us the first page of the book.
The smell of smoke gradually nudged Dr. Sarah Gordon from a troubled sleep into a state of semi-wakefulness. Hours earlier she’d finally given in and taken a sleeping pill. Now it made her feel? She eased up in bed, resting on one elbow, and sniffed the air around her. There it was again. The smoke was real.
Her brain, still numbed by sleep and Ambien, took a few seconds to make the connection. Smoke meant fire. Something in her house was burning—perhaps the whole house was about to go up in flames. She had to wake Harry. He’d take charge. After she awakened him, they’d hurry down the hall together and get Jenny. Then Harry would lead them to safety.
Sarah reached to her left across the king-sized bed, but when her hand touched a bare pillow, the reality hit her, forcing her fully awake more effectively than a bucket of ice water. Her husband wasn’t there. He’d never be there again. He was dead. He’d been dead for eight months now. So had Jenny, their two-year-old daughter. Sara was alone . . . in a burning house.
But was she alone? She had a vague recollection of hearing a noise about the same time she became aware of the smoke smell. Was someone out there waiting for her? Or was that part of a dream as well? Should she stay here in the bedroom until she was sure?
How can readers find you on the Internet?
I love connecting with my readers and invite them all to connect with me via the Internet. My website is rmabry.com. I’m on Twitter (twitter.com/RichardMabry) and Facebook (facebook.com/rmabrybooks). I blog twice a week at rmabry.blogspot.com.
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Thank you, Richard, for sharing this new book with us. Many of my blog readers join me in eagerly awaiting your next book. We all are thrilled with a new one.
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