My Journal Of ER Stories
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A Field Within follows a struggling emergency physician who uncovers a medical mystery that could alter the future of medicine. What was the inspiration for the setup of your story?
I’m an emergency physician, and the book initially grew from my journal of ER stories. I also have a background in medical ethics, and I wanted to create a complicated scenario where a family was forced to care for their own loved one while navigating the moral ramifications of a new metaphysical discovery.
Kevin endures trauma growing up, and it impacts who he becomes as an adult. What were some driving ideals behind your character’s development?
At the beginning of the story, Kevin has faced a series of personal and professional setbacks, which cause him to doubt himself and his instincts. Driven by a fear of failure and preoccupied with controlling others, he’s stuck in his roles of being a son, a husband, and a father, and he’s failing at all three. His spiritual growth progresses when he realizes the best way to manage the chaos around him is to turn inward and care for his needs first, and only then can he be the best version of himself. At his core, he’s a humanist and tries to lead an altruistic life.
What were some themes that were important for you to explore in this book?
At the core of this book is a hero’s journey of courage, acceptance, and love. It also showcases the dire consequences of controlling others, especially our children.
What is the next book that you are working on, and when will it be available?
I’m flirting with the idea of a sequel to this book. I’ll have to keep you posted. 🙂
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