Monthly Archives: November 2012


As I watched one of the national news feeds yesterday, I was reminded of how unaware the public is to one of the more serious drug-food interactions. The subject of the feature was the adverse interaction between many drugs and … Continue reading

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Fiction Character Development

When people learn that I write fiction, I’m often asked to describe my main characters and, specifically, they ask how I develop the concepts for those characters.  The answer is simple: from observing people in their everyday lives.  The long … Continue reading

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Flowering Plants – Beautiful But Deadly

As many of you know, I write about MURDER, MAYHEM and MEDICINE.  They’re the focus of my website, and my thrillers and suspense novels always contain a healthy dose of each.  With years of experience as a clinical pharmacist prior … Continue reading

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Meningitis Murder

Recently, a horrendous outbreak of fungal meningitis was reported in the news.  I watched in awe as the story evolved from a few isolated illnesses to 419 cases in 19 states that resulted in 30 deaths, at last count. I write … Continue reading

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