Category Archives: Book Updates

The Organ Growers Coming Soon

 

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Book 2 in the McBride series, The Organ Growers, will soon be in the hands of my beta readers. Once my stellar team is done and the necessary revisions are completed, the manuscript will then go to the editors. If they don’t slice and dice the story too much, I’m hoping for a publication date in December. Once I have a firm pub date, I will setup a preorder at any of the online retailers that will let me.

 

For more about The Organ Growers, including sample chapters and a couple of cool videos that explain how human organs may someday be grown in the lab, follow this link.

 

Thanks, and stay tuned.

  

Can Human Organs be Grown in the Lab?

    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

The Organ Takers Wins an IndieFab Honorable Mention

  The Organ Takers was awarded the honorable mention spot for the thriller & suspense category in Foreword Reviews’ INDIEFAB Book of the Year Awards for 2014.   After the gold, silver, and bronze winners, that means The Organ Takers finished in fourth place, which translates to third loser. But hey, not bad for a debut novel that was… Continue Reading

The Final Push is Now Perma-Free

  What is Perma-Free?    The Final Push: a short story of surgical suspense (35 pages print length) is now permanently free on Amazon, Kobo, iTunes, and Google Play. I tried to make it free for Barnes & Noble Nook Book, but they won’t let me, and they don’t price match.   What’s the big deal?  This… Continue Reading

The Organ Takers is an IndieFab Finalist

  The Organ Takers has been selected as a finalist in Foreword Reviews’ INDIEFAB Book of the Year Awards for 2014. What is Foreword Reviews?   Foreword Reviews is both an online and print review journal that reviews independently published books. It is distributed quarterly to 7500 librarians and booksellers and is also available at most Barnes &… Continue Reading

The Organ Takers Launch Day

  That’s right. The Organ Takers launches today and is now available in hardcover, paperback, and e-book formats from all of the major retailers. Go to the preview page to learn about the story and what inspired it. Go to the books page for links to retailers. View the latest book bubble here.          Watch… Continue Reading

The Final Push

  Would you take a life to save a life? A cop would. A soldier would. How about a medical student? What if you were that student, and you had unrestricted access to the comatose trauma patient who shattered your personal life two months earlier, and by taking his life you could piece yours back… Continue Reading