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Barbara Ebel

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Doctor Barbara is a retired anesthesiologist who writes novels with credible, interesting medicine in the background, but her characters and plots take center stage. Her first book is a romantic suspense and her new release, Outcome, is a medical drama/general fiction.

Due to her work with her trained therapy dog and her writing, she also wrote and illustrated a children's book series called Chester the Chesapeake. The dog inspires good behavior in children and the books use real pictures and speech balloons for Chester's thoughts.

Doctor Barbara lives in Tennessee in a natural wildlife corridor and has lived up and down the east coast. She loves to write and also take hundreds of pictures of her dogs for her children's books.

She hopes to se

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It's hurricane season and Irene may be headed to the US, but read about a hurricane making landfall from the safety of your home or vacation spot, in Outcome, A Novel: There's more than a hurricane coming...

If you liked the Oscar-winning Best Picture CRASH where multiple lives converge, then you may really like Outcome, where vivid characters from Indiana to Peru get entangled after the monstro... Read more of this blog post »
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Operation Neurosurgeon: You never know ... who's in the OR (Literature & Fiction)
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Description: Who says a rising neurosurgeon can’t fall from his pinnacle? From the skullduggery taking place deep in the Tennessee woods to the silent tension in the OR, Doctor Danny Tilson’s life takes an abrupt turn after performing surgery alongside a scrub nurse with aqua eyes and a velvet voice. Can Danny’s situation get any worse after the alluring lady disappears, he inherits her roguish retriever, and his Albert Einstein historical book turns up missing? A pack of Tennessee attorneys pursue Danny while he develops a scheme with his paramedic best friend to payback the mysterious woman who left in a hurry.

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I enjoyed this book first and foremost because her characters were interesting. That each one showed me not only what they said and did but, I also found out what they were thinking at that same time----even the DOG!!! I love good med..." Read more of this review »
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A new horse and rider!

Enjoy an unusual being, a Pooka, and his equally unusual owner, Edana, in “The Traveler.” The core of the story is a simple one, as old as time – of vengeance and payback - delivered with ingenuity and creativity in a Tolkien-ty
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Perfect dystopian Sci-Fi!

This book is similar to “The Road” by Cormac McCarthy, particularly the first half with a heavy narrative writing style. Although “The Road” never gives the reader an explanation as to what happened to the human race, an expl
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This is the second book I’ve read by this author. The first one was ONIO (which is more my favorite).

Hats off again to Ms. Jeppsen for delivering a well written and novel story. She nicely divides her protagonist’s time frame into a young teen and t
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Barbara Ebel Chester the Chesapeake: Summertime is perfect reading for children's summer vacation!

Children can also visit Chester at his own web site:

Barbara Ebel Here is what the Midwest Review says about Operation Neurosurgeon: You never know ... who's in the OR:

“In Operation Neurosurgeon,” novelist Barbara Ebel brings a very special expertise to her writing because of her ‘day job’ is being a board certified anesthesiologist. The result is a meticulous and knowledgeable accuracy in background details making for an especially riveting read from first page to last. Neurosurgeon Danny Tilson’s medical expertise wasn’t enough to keep his beloved daughter from dying from complications associated with her asthma. This family tragedy is compounded when he becomes the target of a seductress The affair shatters his life further as he leaves his job and family and becomes a vagrant to avoid the lawyers and their lawsuits. The only thing remaining is to deal with the evil woman who preyed upon him in his grief and led to ruin. “Operation Neurosurgeon” is a highly recommended addition to personal reading lists and community library contemporary fiction collections.
Micah Andrew

Here are some reviews on Doctor Barbara's children's books:

“Chester, the fun-loving Chesapeake, never ceases to amaze me with his ability to teach the young at heart, as well as the old, about acceptance, guidance, and love. Great books for all ages!”
Danielle Collins, Ed.D, Federal Programs Supervisor, DeKalb County School System, TN.

“Chester has so much energy and enthusiasm for life he is able to grab the attention of even the youngest reader and keep it until the end of the story. Along the way, Chester teaches many lessons to children and adults alike!”
Jill Wheeler, First Grade Teacher, Findlay Elementary School, Sparta, TN

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