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Christopher Stookey

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For my day job, I'm an emergency physician, but I've been a book lover and avid reader all my life, ever since I discovered the Hardy Boy mystery books when I was 7-years-old.

I started writing stories of my own in my teens, embarrassingly bad tales of teenage angst and pimpled juvenile idealism. My medical career took me temporarily away from writing. However, over the past five years, I've returned to my earlier passion, and I've written two novels, both medical mystery/thrillers: Terminal Care and Where Death Is a Hunter. The novels are published by the small, Massachusetts-based press, Silver Leaf Books.

I've also written a memoir about my father who, at age 83, suffered a devastating stroke that left him conscious yet paralyzed, unable
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Christopher Stookey A "longboard" is a type of surfboard. The two main surfboard types are shortboards and longboards. Shortboards are faster, more maneuverable, turn…moreA "longboard" is a type of surfboard. The two main surfboard types are shortboards and longboards. Shortboards are faster, more maneuverable, turn much better. Longboards are easier to paddle, more stable, and you can "walk the board," eg. "hang 10." Many shortboarders look down on longboarders--they say "longboarding isn't surfing at all." In my view, shortboarding is high-adrenaline surfing, while longboarding is "soul surfing" (I can hear the shortboarders laughing now).

I recently finished a great book on surfing, if you're interested. , by William Finnegan.

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Christopher Stookey Of course, the best thing about being a writer is the freedom. You make your own hours, pick your own topics, show up to work in your underwear. Your…moreOf course, the best thing about being a writer is the freedom. You make your own hours, pick your own topics, show up to work in your underwear. Your office can be anywhere--your study at home, sitting on a rock at the beach, the local Starbucks (in which case the underwear option is probably not a good idea). The creative process, itself, is also a great thing about being a writer. Sitting down in front of a blank page can be daunting thing. However, for me, there are few things more satisfying than creating something honest and heartfelt out of nothing.(less)
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Where Death Is a Hunter

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Lost Nickel

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