We are excited to welcome author, Gabrielle Black, to the nest today. She's here to discuss her novel, Treating Murder.
Andrea @ Reading Lark: Can you describe your novel in 5 words?
Gabrielle: No, I can't do that… Okay, seriously. Doctor's patient murdered. She's accused.
Andrea @ Reading Lark: When did you know that you wanted to be a writer?
Gabrielle: Since early childhood. I wrote and 'published' many poems, stories, and drawings. I even wrote a pictorial (traced) called, '50 birds of North America'. I still have it.
Crayon doesn't really allow for inserting additional words in your title.
Andrea @ Reading Lark: Which of your characters is most like you?
Gabrielle: Veronica Lane
Andrea @ Reading Lark: Why?
Gabrielle: Well, she's a doctor, and a southern girl. Beyond that, however, she's really smarter and cooler than I am.
Andrea @ Reading Lark: How did you choose the title of your novel?
Gabrielle: My best friend came up with it when I first described the book I wanted to write.
Andrea @ Reading Lark: If you were a breakfast cereal, what kind would you be?
Gabrielle: One with nuts, and starch, and maybe a little sweetness. Um, Honey nut cheerios.
Andrea @ Reading Lark: It's a Reading Lark tradition to ask - What is your favorite bird?
Gabrielle: That's a toughie. You can see that birds and I go way back. Right now, my red canary is singing to me, and I have a gorgeous swan in the backyard. As far as wild birds go, and documented in my pictorial, Painted Buntings always come in first.
About the Author
Gabrielle Black is a Georgia native working as a family doctor north of Atlanta. She holds a degree in English Literature, which naturally led to an exciting career in medicine. This is her first work of fiction.
She lives with her family and a menagerie of crazy farm animals.
About the Novel
Veronica Lane M.D. finds herself the subject of a murder investigation after her patient is found poisoned in the hospital. When the only witness to the murder turns up dead and the police arrest her, Dr. Lane is forced to try to solve the case herself. With her reputation, her freedom, and possibly her life on the line, Dr. Lane hunts down the killer. Her only help: an underage hooker, a local reporter, and her handsome attorney.
But even she is shocked when she finds out how close the murderer really is.