Category Archives: For Readers

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

Indie Stars 2015 Book Giveaway

  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 and includes 18 fiction titles and three nonfiction titles.   To call attention to this body of fine writing, BookLife and Publishers Weekly is sponsoring a giveaway… Continue Reading

Publishers Weekly Self-Publishing Stars of 2015

  PW Select, a quarterly 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 and includes 18 fiction titles and three nonfiction titles.   I call your attention to this for two reasons. Since… Continue Reading

Free Review Copies of The Organ Takers

    I have about 50 trade paperback copies of THE ORGAN TAKERS sitting in my office. If you will provide a mailing address and agree to write a review on your favorite review site, I will sign one and send it to you for free. And check with your friends and family. I’ll be happy… Continue Reading

Not One Among Them Left Unscathed

  Let’s consider modern battlefield surgery. I don’t have a military background, but I am a former surgeon with an extensive trauma experience, so I can make an educated guess as to how our wounded soldiers are treated.   First, conditions permitting, I would surmise that the wounded are removed from the field of battle as quickly as possible.… 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