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I think I may be organic

Sharon Buchbinder, author of Some Other Child , Paranormal Romance Guild Best Mystery/Thriller, 2012, interviewed me for her popular blog on July 30, 2013. She probed  with such queries as Why would a doctor want to write murder mysteries and thrillers ?  and Do you plot your novels or write by the seat of your pants as an organic writer? .  The question that nearly stumped me was coming up with a theme song for my fourth and newly released novel Wiggle Room . Thank goodness I still watch some TV.  I hope you enjoy the interview and comments to follow as much as I did. ----- Darden The text of the entire piece is reprinted below (with a typo corrected), followed by posted comments:                        Interview with Darden North, Author of Wiggle Room Posted on July 30, 2013 by Sharon Buchbinder I am delighted to have my fellow member
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New review of WIGGLE ROOM on Martha Cheves' "A Book and a Dish"

Sometimes writers have to take a break. For many authors that means a jog around the block, an afternoon of yard work, or a round of golf ... for a lucky few, maybe a trip to Europe. Of course, a cruise might be a nice time to reflect and finish the next bestseller. However, for me a cruise is out -- since I get seasick much like my protagonist Brad Cummins in my latest thriller "Wiggle Room." (Actually Brad suffers from air sickness, a potential problem when you're an Air Force trauma surgeon.) When taking a break from writing, I don't jog, but I work to polish off a couple of miles on the treadmill upstairs or on a neighborhood walk. Believe or not, I enjoy yardwork as another sideline. There is great catharsis in yanking up weeds. Now author and chef Martha Cheves has challenged my versatility in a different manner, psuhing me to relax while still being constructive and creative. She's trying to turn me into a cook! Martha asked me to take my la