2017 Best Medical Fiction Book of the Year

2017 best book

I am pleased to announce that Sand & Sutures has won Texas Authors best medical fiction book of the year!

 

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Review – Scrubs

A decent, honest review of Scrubs.

The Scribblings

Randy Hanson is a second-year medical student immersed in his life of classes, study groups, and one-night stands. But that part of his life ends abruptly when he meets Jane, a gorgeous young psychology student. Soon, he has to find a way to balance the increasing demands of his medical training with his burgeoning relationship with Jane.

For all that Scrubs is about medical school, there isn’t a great deal of medicine in it. Instead, the focus is more on the toll that the time and effort involved can take on the people and their relationships. Obviously, the main one is the relationship between Randy and Jane, which is followed from first meeting to marriage, although others are given some attention as well. The progression of Randy & Jane is generally believable, with one or two hiccups along the way, although perhaps it is a little too smooth sailing.

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Author Confessions Round 18

I have several quotes from my WIP that I like, but this one sums up Nathan’s experience with medical school pretty well. The quote is powerful and has significant meaning for Nathan because his father is the one who says it to him.

 

“People will constantly question your reliability and expertise as a physician. If you think for one second that every single patient or family member or fellow physician is going to trust your medical judgment and rely on your word, you are gravely mistaken. That is not the way medicine works. Cases are not always easy, patients are not always cooperative, and quite frankly you are not always going to know the answers. I am helping you see the cold, hard reality of what this profession encompasses. I’ll be damned if I’m going to fluff this up for you and let you take the easy way out. You are smarter and more capable than that, and I could not, on my good conscience, send you down the easy path and allow you to settle for mere mediocrity. So don’t hand me this poor Nathan crap. Grow some balls, be a damn doctor, and deal with it.”

Review: “Scrubs” by L.M. Nelson

Received another flattering review of Scrubs.

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26268261This is a very enjoyable and moving novel about a group of medical students. In the tradition of the TV series Scrubs of the same name, the characters are given a lot of depth. I was a big fan of the TV series Scrubs and picked up the book because of the same title, and I was not disappointed. In the same well written and composed fashion, yet with a totally different style, we witness personal problems, drama, the pressures of the medical system and the imoact they have on our heroines.
The setting is very appealing and fascinating, the plot and characterisation excellent and the novel, overall, a winner. Looking forward to the next in the series, which is out already.

Blurb:
Randy Hanson, charming playboy and son of a wealthy doctor, strives to reach one goal—graduating from medical school. Medical school is challenging enough without the added stress…

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“A Read of Substance”

On a whim, I happened to check out Amazon tonight and was pleasantly surprised to find a five-star review of Scrubs, the first book in my series. Made my day.

“I was a big fan of the TV series Scrubs and picked up the book because of the title. Similar to the TV series, this book combines personal dramas and conflicts with the field of medical studies. There is an appeal in the world of Doctors, the medical profession and the impact of it on the individual. There are also many other side issues in this, and great romance. Quite a comprehensive read this is very enjoyable and a read of substance.”

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Meet the Characters – Part 9

We continue to meet the characters of Beyond the Hardwood.  Today I introduce you to Nathan’s girlfriend, Gabby.

Full name:  Gabriella (Gabby) Renee Pervis

Age: 17

Physical Description: 5’1″, 108 pounds. Petite, athletic figure. Sapphire blue eyes and golden blonde hair.

Hometown:  Kirkland, WA

Family:  Only child of a single mother.

Education:  Currently a senior at Lake Washington High School. On the varsity cheerleading squad. Wants to attend the University of Washington and hopefully make it on the coed cheer team. Good at grammar and spelling, but does not like Math or Science.

Career Goals: To be an Elementary teacher.

Hobbies:  cheer, gymnastics, dancing, water skiing, arts and crafts

Favorite things:  cheering, tumbling, M&Ms, Diet Coke, watching Nathan on the basketball court, hanging out with friends, walks on the beach, and comfortable shoes

Favorite Places: dance clubs, a gymnastics mat, being on the sidelines of a football field or basketball court, cheer camp, the waterfront

Music Preference: Dance/ club music, Pop Rock

Relationship Status:  Committed

Weaknesses:  Poor relationship with her mother and constantly battles to gain independence. Overly sensitive to criticism and tends to trust people she shouldn’t.

Pet Peeves:  Gossip, unjust treatment, arrogance, and cliquey people who are unwilling to accept others for who they are.

Character traits:  Bubbly personality. Cheerful disposition. Spunky and energetic. Gets along well with others and fits in with most social groups. Patient, kind, and very tolerant of others’ beliefs. Although she’s competitive and has a high self-esteem, she sometimes struggles with self-confidence.

For other character bios, see links below.

Jane     Randy     Jim     Bruce    Mandy    Greg    Nathan    Mike    Lauren    Lacy    Roger    Max