This is my first blog post of substance! I’m certain that my initial following will be meager, but tell your friends and associates and I promise to make this a site you’ll enjoy visiting.
As you’re probably aware if you’re visiting this page, I recently completed my debut novel, Sweet Dreams. If someone were to ask me why I wrote the book, the honest answer would be: For the fun of it!
I wanted to write the kind of book I enjoy reading – fun but not juvenile, romantic but not smutty, and dammit, just a good story!
When I first considered writing, I thought, “Well, what would I write about?” And then, “Well, what do I know about?”
The answer, at first, seemed abysmal. I don’t know that much. I’m a nurse anesthetist who has given bread-and-butter anesthesia for over 20 years, and I read a lot of romance novels, so I know a little about them. Bah humbug. A nerdy type who puts people to sleep. Literally.
Then I thought, “Wait. A. Damned. Minute!!” And after an extremely long gestation, Sweet Dreams was born. At its heart, it’s a fun read that examines the question: Who merits merit?
In keeping with that theme, I’d like us to look at a recent current events story that was featured on the Washington Post webpage. It seems an anesthesiologist was fined ½ million dollars for berating a patient during a colonoscopy. Listen to the audio, below, and let me know what you think – I’d love to start a dialogue about this!
Here is the original article.