posted on April 22, 2024 by Mona Risk

Writing Medical Romance

For as long as I can remember, I have been a dreamer and a writer, staring at the blackboard during a math class while re-plotting Cinderella and Aladdin tales, or hiding from our instructor during gym to pursue the latest story in my mind. At night, I was the one telling Mom the bedtime story after she tucked me in bed.

As a teenager, my wish to become a doctor pushed me to study hard. I made it to premed but everything fell apart because of the sweet rabbit we had to dissect in the biology lab. Although it was already dead or anesthetized, the poor thing was so cute I couldn’t stab it with a scalpel and cried during the whole lab session. I ended up shifting to Pharmacy School but I never forgot my medical dream and indulged in creating gorgeous doctors and handsome specialists for my medical romance novels.

My medical romances follow the genre of ER and Grey’s Anatomy, with the romance between the hero and heroine enhanced or conflicted by their close proximity in a hospital or a clinic. In my family we count nine doctors in various specialties and we hear a lot of medical jargon at holiday gatherings. When I need help for a technical scene, these nice doctors are always ready to share their medical expertise and proud to read the details they suggested in my books. Is it any surprise that half of my books include a doctor or two?

Let me share with you one of my bestsellers, a heartwarming holiday story, set in South Florida: CHRISTMAS BABIES, Holiday Babies Series, book 1.

Dedicated to her patients, the serious Dr. Madelyn Ramsay never had time for fun. An unexpected health problem jolts her into the realization that there’s more to life than just work. She longs to surrender to the magic of Christmas. But can she handle the charming and secretive Dr. Nick Preston who carries his own package of disillusions? Can she allow two newborn twins to worm their way into her heart?

Mona Risk

Mona Risk

New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author, Mona Risk, received an Outstanding Achiever Award from Affaire de Coeur Magazine. Her name has often been posted on the 100 Most Popular Authors in Romance list. She's a two time winner of Best Contemporary Romance of the Year from Readers Favorite; a winner of Best Romance Novel of the Year from Preditors & Editors Readers Poll; and an EPIC Award finalist. A tireless traveler, Mona Risk writes contemporary romance, medical romance, and romantic suspense novels, all simmering with emotion, sprinkled with a good dose of humor and set in the fascinating places she visited---or in Florida, her paradise on earth. After publishing more than fifty-two novels and contributing to as many boxes of books with other authors, Mona continues to write and read while traveling and discovering unchartered territories and fresh inspiration for interesting stories and new settings.

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