The idea for Jo Banks--motel doctor, came to me at the kitchen table, while talking to Bob, my doctor-husband, over a few beers. I don’t usually resort to drink for inspiration, but in this case, the beer brought the doctor right to my door.
Jo Banks and Andrew Fenimore (the hero of my other
series) are both in the medical profession, but they are very different.
Fenimore, a middle-aged cardiologist of the old school, practices solo from
his townhouse in
Philadelphia and still makes house calls. Jo, a modern twenty-something,
family practitioner, provides medical services to motel guests (most motels are required to have a doctor on call), and makes her doctor visits on a motorcycle. If a crime happens to come her way (which it often does), she is more than happy to tackle it. Besides sleuthing, these two doctors have something else in common; they both prize their independence and refuse to become slaves to "the establishment."
I hope you’ll enjoy Dr. Banks as much as Dr. Fenimore. Who knows, maybe one day their paths will cross! At a medical convention, perhaps? What a perfect spot for a murder. They may even compete to see who solves the crime first. (Always thinking!)