Author Archives: Richard

Attention Kindle Owners



Don’t drink too much in a Vegas casino and then be lured upstairs by a strange woman. (Photo by Flood G. – Flickr)




The Organ Takers, The Organ Growers, and The Final Push are now available in the Kindle Owners Lending Library and on Kindle Unlimited. If you’re not sure that my style of writing suits you, read a few chapters or a few pages risk free and see what you think. 







The ghost heart. “Ghost” organs may someday make it possible to grow human organs in the laboratory.





To learn about the inspiration behind the stories, read sample chapters, and watch some relevant videos, follow the links in the column to your left.  









Red Notice: you don’t want one of these.

  Red Notice  n.  A communication issued by Interpol requesting the arrest of wanted persons, with a view to extradition. An Interpol Red Notice is the closest instrument to an international arrest warrant in use today.    In my humble opinion, Vladimir Putin is the most dangerous man in the world. Yes, we have ISIS, who… Continue Reading

Would You Terminate a Life …

  … to end the suffering associated with an incurable disease? In The Euthanist, Alex Dolan’s debut novel, this is exactly what his protagonist is doing. Kali,  paramedic by day and euthanist by night (and on her days off), is part of an underground group who will put you out of your misery if you meet certain criteria, your family is… Continue Reading

Trauma University – Part 5: Agony

    In chapter two of The Organ Takers, paramedics Tom Burnett and Freddie Ramirez find an unconscious homeless man facedown on a Midtown Manhattan sidewalk at 4:00 am. When they roll him onto his back, Freddie says, “He’s breathing, but his respirations are agonal.” What does that mean: his respirations are agonal?   From the context of the… Continue Reading

Can Human Organs be Grown in the Laboratory?

    In The Organ Takers I show you a lab full of organs that have been grown from porcine (pig) scaffolds and human stem cells.   In The Organ Growers I take you through the process of growing a human kidney using human stem cells and a porcine kidney.     But, can human organs really be grown in the lab?   To date, relatively simple… Continue Reading

Indie Stars 2015 Book Giveaway – Only a Few Days Left

  There are only a few days left to enter the Indie Stars Giveaway. Winners will be announced Friday. Details and links are below.   BookLife, a feature within Publishers Weekly that is devoted to self-publishing, has published the second Starred Reviews Annual. The issue lists all of the self-published books that received starred reviews from Publishers Weekly in 2015… Continue Reading