As a baby boomer and retired physician I’m devoting my time to writing medical thrillers. My life as an author of fiction began in 2003 after several individuals consistently commented that my speeches delivered at Toastmasters International always captured the audience because they were presented as captivating stories regardless of the topic. “I should write a book” they all said. My wife encouraged me because she was sick of listening to me rehearsing my speeches.
“What should I write about?” I asked of my supportive spouse.
“Write about your patient from the Navy who brought back a bottle full of human eyes from Vietnam.”
Thus began my string of medical thrillers starting with THE EYEMAN. The sequel to THE EYEMAN, THE DUTY CREW, chronicles the last Christmas Day of the Vietnam War in a Northeast Naval hospital. Like all my novels true lifetime situations is interwoven with suspenseful and intriguing storylines.
I spent most of my life in Massachusetts and schooling leading up to both an MD and PhD in medicine and directed medical research for the last 20 years of my healthcare career with drug development in major pharmaceutical companies.
I’ve always been caught up in history and my medical thriller COTTER attests to historical fact both in medicine and family life in the struggling Post-Civil War years 1868-1872.
I believe literature should be educational, fun, serious, full of feelings and always with a touch of fantasy. We’re all part dreamers. When Dr. Mathew Collins returns from Afghanistan military service his life encompasses all these elements in THE HELIOS RAIN. A similar experience but on a different motif was blended in my medical thriller surrounding a possible cure for Muscular Dystrophy in THE MYOSIN FACTOR.
I live in San Antonio, Texas spending 5-hours a day on new writing, working with editors and trying to promote my e-books. Encouraging my 8 grandchildren to read and write is as much fun as my own writing efforts. It’s my hope that the reading public will experience the joys and realities of life through my novels.
Peter Glassman MD