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Tell Us A Story, Doctor.

Okay so yes, I’m a doctor and a novelist. But I’m not the first. In fact, there’s quite an impressive list of people who have put down the stethoscope and picked up the pen.

Here are some of my favorites: (betcha didn’t realize all these writers were physicians, too…)

John Keats (19th century English Romantic poet.)

Anton Chekhov (Legendary Russian author & dramatist, who once said “Medicine is my lawful wife, and literature is my mistress.”)

Arthur Conan Doyle (Sir Arthur, if you please…Scottish writer, most famous as the creator of Sherlock Holmes.)

W.Somerset Maugham (English playwright, novelist, and short story writer…was one of the most famous and wealthiest writers in the 1930s.)

Robin Cook (American writer of bestselling medical thrillers like Coma, Outbreak, and Contagion.)

Michael Crichton (Author of a little story called Jurassic Park. Creator of a little show called ER.)

Tess Gerritsen (Writer of medical thrillers like The Surgeon, the first in the Rizzoli & Isles series–now a popular TV show.)

Khaled Hosseini (Afghan-born American novelist, bestselling phenoms include The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns.)

Alexander McCall Smith (Rhodesian-born Scottish writer, most famous as creator of The No 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series.)

Diverse group, no? Are you surprised by some of the names on that list? Who is your favourite?

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Kim Foster writes YA and adult books about thieves, spies, and assassins. (Read More)

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