Selected Works

Americium The Beautiful
Nick Stannous' idyllic suburban life is disrupted when a Congressman mysteriously dies at his school's science fair. All fingers point to one person, but Nick knows better. Or does he?
Specific Gravity
Dr. Alexander Darkkin is a brilliant but dysfunctional physician whose six-month sabbatical leads him and amazing scientist Bonnie Mendoza on a strange journey to investigate a possible homicideŚwith a 'murder weapon' so bizarre it seems inconceivable.
Ontario Lacus
A brilliant bio-geneticist intent on using perhaps the greatest scientific discovery of all time for his own perverted end . . . A grizzled, troubled old warrior who embarks on perhaps his last adventure, to settle an old score . . . A physician leader, someday destined for greatness, whose life is turned upside down by something she can't control . . . A scientist of extraordinary gifts who, with an unlikely ally, must become the world's deadliest cybernetic weapon . . . The unlikely union of two very different families results in the greatest, deadliest scientific showdown of all time, as super-scientist Dr. Bonnie Mendoza and the bizarre Dr. Rad Darkkin travel to the Caribbean to destroy the evil Dr. Malachi Argon.
Basic Endocrinology--An Interactive Approach
This book is intended as a problem-based tool and self-assessment guide for medical students, residents, and others wishing for a review of clinical endocrinology. This book will provide a solid foundation of clinical endocrinology, either as a core textbook or as a supplemental self-test and review. The book is designed in an easy-to-read "frequently asked question" format.
How The Endocrine System Works
A highly informative yet humorous collection of nine easy to digest 'lectures' which discuss the fundamental workings of the endocrine system in health and disease.
Case Studies in Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism: A Problem-Oriented Approach
A challenging set of endocrinology cases to test your knowledge of this fascinating topic. Intended audience: medical students, residents, and practicing physicians.


About Me

The old days . . .
I was born in Muncie, IN and have lived most of my life here, more or less. I remember how it was to write back in my teens . . . just a legal pad and a Sheaffer fountain pen on a sunny day, what bliss. Pages got lost sometimes, and correcting papers on my old Smith-Corona was a real pain. Today I like to write on a laptop with speech recognition, and I also use my Alphasmart NEO (shades of the Tandy 102!) for 'quick and dirty' writing (when I don't want to boot up my laptop).

Becoming a writer

I spend most of my time as a physician and residency program director, which involves a lot of writing. Not the type of writing I like, though. Although I have written a fair amount of non-fiction, fiction is my passion--making characters come to life in stories.

Many of my family members are artistically and musically talented, so I guess I have some creative genes. I can't draw worth a hoot, however. I learned a lot of writing during high school, serving on the yearbook and newspaper (in the good old days before computers).

The most important thing to me is to learn something about writing every day. I have found writers' conferences and online groups invaluable for obtaining criticism.

What am I writing next?

I am working on a medical writing seminar and possibly a text for that. "Ontario Lacus," the sequel to Specific Gravity, will focus on the possibility of extraterrestial life being used in a bio-terrorism plot. The background of Rad Darkkin is a pivotal part of the story, and a diabolical version of "Science Squad" returns to find a way to rescue their abducted leader.