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I'm breaking my rule, sort of ...

Although I have been happy to sign a book for one of my much appreciated ob/gyn patients, my policy has been to keep my medical practice and writing novels separate. While my novels are mysteries and medical thrillers, I do not render professional medical treatment or address personal medical concerns through my author's website or my Facebook listing. (I use Facebook as a combined fan and personal venue.) However, Melanie Calvert Benton recently asked me to contribute an article about nutrition to her blog Fat Kat. Since I was able to work in a little book promotion into the piece (cleverly, I hope), I decided to share it here as an example of taking the opportunity to slide in a bit of free book marketing.

Here is the link to the article:

http://www.fatkat.us/Darden_North_MD.htm



Darden North, MD

www.dardennorth.com

award-winning fiction available in print and ebook

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Time: Noon til Dusk
Location: Central Park East Meadow between 5th Avenue and 97th Street

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