Thursday, January 22, 2015

Lawrence W. Gold, M.D., Author of A Simple Cure

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Today we are interviewing Lawrence W. Gold, M.D., author of the medical thriller A Simple Cure.

Tell us a bit about yourself.

I’m a retired physician and long distance sailor. I’m the author of 13 novels, and one non-fiction book.

Describe the plot of your new book in a few sentences.
When Terri Powell’s husband dies from malignant melanoma, she devotes her life to its cure. A ruthless drug company stands in her way.

How did your background as a physician influence your writing?
Medical fiction at its best is dramatic without being campy, exciting without being unrealistic, and educational without being pedantic and laden with jargon. If you enjoy medical fiction that delivers the goods without insulting your intelligence, try the Brier Hospital Series novels and the other novels by Lawrence W. Gold, M.D.

Readers are responding to A Simple Cure, saying that it’s unlike any thriller they have read. What is it about this book that so profoundly affects readers?

An innocent looking dark spot or mole could, in fact, be a dangerous malignant melanoma.

Who do you think would most appreciate this book?

Anyone who enjoys medical fiction.

Who was your favorite character to write?
Two characters in my novel, No Cure for Murder, Drs. Jacob and Lola Weizman, 88 and 84 respectively. They are holocaust survivors who take the fear out of aging.

How do you feel about the increasing popularity of ebooks?

It’s a win/win for writers and readers.

What are your goals as a writer for the next ten years?

My writing is improving over time. I hope that continues. It would be nice to have more recognition for my work.

Is there any aspect of writing you don't like?

Line editing. I’m no good at it.

Have you ever had writer's block? If yes, how'd you deal with it? If you have not had writer's block, why do you think you haven't?

Never had it.

Do you write with a computer, typewriter, or pen and paper? Why do you use this tool?
The computer and the Internet are gifts to writers.

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