Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Kimmery Martin has the antidote for your book slump....plus a book giveaway

Today we welcome Kimmery Martin to CLC to celebrate the publication of her sophomore novel, The Antidote For Everything! It sounds like a fascinating story and we look forward to checking it out. Thanks to Berkley, we have one copy to give away!

Kimmery Martin is an emergency medicine doctor-turned novelist whose works of medical fiction have been praised by The Harvard Crimson, Southern Living, The Charlotte Observer and The New York Times, among others. A lifelong literary nerd, she promotes reading, interviews authors, and teaches writing seminars. She’s a frequent speaker at libraries, conferences, and bookstores around the United States. Kimmery completed her medical training at the University of Louisville School of Medicine and the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. She lives with her husband and three children in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Bio courtesy of Kimmery's website.)

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Synopsis:
Georgia Brown’s profession as a urologist requires her to interact with plenty of naked men, but her romantic prospects have fizzled. The most important person in her life is her friend Jonah Tsukada, a funny, empathetic family medicine doctor who works at the same hospital in Charleston, South Carolina and who has become as close as family to her.

Just after Georgia leaves the country for a medical conference, Jonah shares startling news. The hospital is instructing doctors to stop providing medical care for transgender patients. Jonah, a gay man, is the first to be fired when he refuses to abandon his patients. Stunned by the predicament of her closest friend, Georgia’s natural instinct is to fight alongside him. But when her attempts to address the situation result in incalculable harm, both Georgia and Jonah find themselves facing the loss of much more than their careers. (Courtesy of Amazon.)


What is something you learned from writing The Queen of Hearts that you applied to The Antidote for Everything?
I learned I need an editor! I’d keep writing endlessly if no one reined me in. Also, sometimes my sense of humor is quite stupid.

How are you similar to or different from the main characters of The Antidote?
I think most authors incorporate something of themselves into their protagonists, whether consciously or unconsciously. I did deliberately give both Georgia and Jonah some features you could accuse me of possessing— I’m a bossy science geek, like Georgia, and I gotta admit some of Jonah’s goofiness hits close to home. (And I always have at least one character in my novels who hails from the great state of Kentucky!) But obviously, the more you write a character the more they take on a life of their own. I’m very fond of these two, warts and all.

If The Antidote were made into a movie, who would play the leading roles?
We have a term for this exercise in the writing biz: casturbation. It’s super-fun. Here are my choices:

Georgia the Urologist/Narrator: Jennifer Lawrence is one of my favorite actresses and like me and Georgia, she’s a native Kentuckian. But also maybe a redhead, like Rose Leslie or Emma Stone.

Jonah the Family Medicine Doctor/Best Friend: Godfrey Gao would be sweet! I love his acting.

Mark the Love Interest: Danny Pino or Ryan Reynolds

Darby the Rehab Doctor/Southern Belle: Reese Witherspoon or Kristen Bell

Donovan the Anesthesiologist/Complicated Villain: Paul Bettany. I think it’s mandatory that he play the villain in all movies.

Edwin the Hot Security Guy: Colton Haynes

What is the last movie you saw that you would recommend?
I really liked Booksmart. In a general I am a big fan of Nerd Fiction.

What is the strangest dream you remember having?
For years I had a recurrent dream about a tiny blond brown-eyed girl who bossed me around. I don’t believe in the supernatural but my first child personifies this dream person pretty well, even down to her appearance.

If you could travel through time, would you go to the past or to the future?
No question at all: I’d go to the future. I’m absolutely fascinated by the way technological advances will alter society over the next decades and centuries. We are living on the cusp of the most impactful evolution in human history and I want to know how it turns out.

Thanks to Kimmery for chatting with us and to Berkley for sharing her book with our readers.

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26 comments:

Melissa said...

New Amsterdam - it's an incredible show with much heart and passion woven into it.

Suburban prep said...

I watched ER when it was on.

Jeanne said...

I have no current favorites. I don’t watch much tv.

Elena Y. said...

ER is very enjoyable.

Nancy Payette said...

None come to mind. Much more a reader.

traveler said...

Way back in the olden days I watched Dr. Kildare which was memorable.

Cherisse said...

Greys Anatomy!

diannekc said...

Greys Anatomy

Bonnie K. said...

My current favorite medical television series is New Amsterdam. It's an excellent television program with great acting. I, also, watch The Good Doctor. One that I liked from many years ago was ER.

Anonymous said...

My favorite medical show on television is New Amsterdam.

Nancy
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Mary C said...

ER

Mary Preston said...

ER was a fantastic show to watch.

Margie Shaw said...

Even though it’s been out awhile, I just watched The Bookclub and loved it. Great actresses and based on my favorite hobby. So good!

Nina said...

I loved NipTuck back in the day!

bn100 said...

no fav

Susan Roberts said...

St. Elsewhere was very good (1982-88)

Carla S. said...

I always enjoyed House.

Danamichele84 said...

I watched House and Nurse Jackie, but now I am a registered nurse so I live that stuff daily and don’t want to watch it lol

Kate Vocke said...

So many faves! I loved House and ER! Still watch Grey's Anatomy!

Peggy Russo said...

There are so many good ones. My fav is Grey's Anatomy.

StoreyBookLover said...

My fascination with medical dramas started with ER. My Grandpop had a heart transplant during the time I was watching that show weekly (as a tweenager) and I have loved them ever since! I love Grey's Anatomy, but I am so far behind haha!

Xia Lee said...

Greys Anatomy

Lelandlee said...

Greys Anatomy

Tatum Rangel said...

I did like watching "Nip/Tuck."

rubynreba said...

Grey's Anatomy

Linda May said...

New Amsterdam is my favorite, Thanks for your great generosity.