Friday, April 12, 2013

From Marie Curie to Gut Bacteria

Murder: A New Way to Lose Weight is now available on Amazon.

Three very different stops on my Diet of Murder Blog Tour this week. 

"Make a Woman Scientist Your Heroine" on the Discoverific blog (a blog where science meets storytelling). Katie Slivensky is my host. I chose this topic because in Murder: A New Way to Lose Weight the protagonist is woman physician and the first victim is a woman scientist.

"Beach Chat with JL Greger" on Life's a Beach blog (a blog that probes authors' psyches and secrets). Jayne Ormerod is my host. You get to meet the real Bug, the prototype for the Japanese Chin Bug in my novels. And you get to decide if there's any similarity between me and my heroine Linda Almquist in Murder: A New Way to Lose Weight. I was once an associate dean in a medical school like Linda; otherwise I don't think there are any similarities. She's shorter and nicer.

"The Microbes Made Me Eat It" on the Lake House Mysteries blog (the blog author includes bits of science in her novels too). My host uses the alias of IC Enger. I chose that topic because the two "diet doctors" in Murder: A New Way to Lose Weight are studying whether they can help obese patients lose weight and keep it off by altering their gut bacteria. No I'm not trying to be funny; this is a real research topic. Well, maybe I did choose this research topic because it's interesting(?) and actually promising.

Guess where I'll be next week.

JL and Bug

Don't forget Coming Flu (the prequel to Murder: A New Way to Lose Weight) is also available on Amazon.