With Jordyn Redwood you never know. POISON! She could be talking medically about an antidote, or about a how-to method. That makes me a tad nervous. Wouldn’t want to be hanging around with Jordyn if there’s any arsenic in the garage. Just kidding.
Seriously though, POISON is Jordyn’s soon to be released novel and it sounds exciting. Let’s find out what the stir is about…
Five years ago, Keelyn Blake’s armed, mentally ill stepfather took her family hostage in their house in rural Colorado. She and her half-sister Raven made it out alive, but others did not. Authorities blamed the father’s frequent hallucinations about a being named Lucent, but in the end, even the best of the FBI’s hostage negotiators failed to overcome the man’s delusions and end the standoff peacefully.
Now, Lucent is back, and he’s no hallucination. In fact, he is a very real person with dangerous motives. He has kidnapped Raven’s daughter, and–Keelyn worries–maybe has hurt Raven as well. Though she is estranged from her sister, Keelyn feels the immediate need to find Raven and save what family she has left. But when others who were involved in that fateful day start dying, some by mysterious circumstances, Keelyn wonders if she can emerge unscathed a second time.
Nike: POISON sounds like a thriller-diller. Medicine is your world, but this novel also has a heavy psychological bent. How did you weave the two aspects together, medicine and the psychological?
Jordyn: I think medicine and the psychological do go hand in hand. For instance, are repressed memories a true medical condition and can brain washing occur? The brain is an organ and so psychological issues can be viewed as being medical in nature as well. I am fascinated by the brain and how it functions. How memories are created. POISON delves into some of these psychological/medical issues.
Nike: You write a medical blog. Tell us a bit about that.
Jordyn: When I began to think about entering the blogosphere my first thought was– what can I contribute? There were plenty of people blogging really well about writing and faith. What I found myself naturally doing was answering writer’s medical questions and thus– my blog was born and continues to be its mission– to help authors write medically accurate fiction.
Jordyn Redwood is a pediatric ER nurse by day, suspense novelist by night. She hosts Redwood’s Medical Edge, a blog devoted to helping contemporary and historical authors write medically accurate fiction. Her debut novel, Proof, garnered a starred review from Library Journal and has been endorsed by the likes of Dr. Richard Mabry, Lynette Eason, and Mike Dellosso to name a few. The second book in the Bloodline Trilogy, Poison, releases Feb, 2013. You can connect with Jordyn via her website at www.jordynredwood.net.
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