In researching two books about remarkable and colorful women of science, I have run across a number who moved smoothly between science and writing. For these women, especially those who grew up in the early years of science, there were no artificial lines dividing one kind of creativity and learning from another.
Louise Bourgeois Boursier was a self-taught midwife of the sixteenth century who gained the confidence of the court and delivered the queen’s children, including the future Louis XIII. After assisting at two thousand births, she decided to share her hard-earned wisdom in a book, claiming proudly to be “the first woman practicing my art to pick up the pen.” Her book is hard to find, but you can get a good sense of her feisty style in this article, especially on page 155, where she defends herself against doctors who accused her of malpractice leading to the death of a princess.
There is no wrong place to read a book! Dora Levy Mossanen is a woman after our own heart. Find out how the bathtub became her reading spot of choice for her latest novel, Scent of Butterflies.
A bathtub might not be an exotic location to read a book, but when you are dressed up to the nines and on your way to a black tie gala and you walk into the bathtub with makeup on and in your high heels and ball grown, then it can become semi-exotic.
One of the great expressions about fiction writing is that “We tell untruths to arrive at truths.”
That’s why I started writing novels, and especially that’s why I started writing medical thrillers.
Doctors save lives. We deliver babies and save babies. We help prevent disease, we treat disease, and we can often cure disease. The power of life and death is often in our hands.
The problem is that power can corrupt, and some doctors, unfortunately, are not immune to the kind of corruption that human nature permits.
Watch this book trailer with the lights on!
Wendi Corsi Staub is one writer we can count on for thrilling, chilling reads. This book trailer proves her latest, The Black Widow, will be no exception.
Murder, mayhem and mystery! The best new books of the week are here!
Double Fudge Brownie Murder by Joanne Fluke
The Hannah Swensen mystery series is one fun, frothy concoction (it even includes recipes!). Bakery owner Hannah may be in trouble but an upcoming trial is a chance to clear her name—until the judge is found dead, apparently murdered with his own gavel.
Mary Kubica, author of the thrilling The Good Girl (which kept us up more than a few nights!) shows us where she makes the magic happen.