Heroine Interview from A Heartbeat Away by Harry Kraus

» Posted on Sep 21, 2012 in Blog | 5 comments

This week I’m hosting  Christy Barritt with Ricochet, Martha Rogers with Christmas at Holly Hill, Lillian Duncan with Dark Alleys (ebook), and Harry Kraus with A Heartbeat Away. If you want to enter the drawings for the books, please leave a comment on one of the post during the week with your email address. I will not enter you without an email address (my way to contact you if you win). If you don’t want to leave an email address, another way you can enter is to email me at margaretdaley@gmail.com. The drawings end Sunday (September 23rd) evening.

Heroine Interview from A Heartbeat Away by Harry Kraus:

1. Dr. Tori Taylor, tell me the most interesting thing about you.
After I had my heart transplant, I inherited memories of events I’d
never witnessed from my heart donor!

2.  What do you do for fun? Surgery. Yes, I know it sounds like work,
but the operating room is a refuge for me.
3.  What do you put off doing because you dread it? I dislike talking
to family members when I have to give them bad news about the cancer
patients that I operate on.  There are too many tears!
4.  What are you afraid of most in life? Since my transplant, I
actually started caring about the opinions of others. I fear that I
will die from some complication of my transplant before I can show the
staff that I’ve really changed.
5.  What do you want out of life? I want to be the chairman of a large
university surgery department.
6.  What is the most important thing to you? Before my transplant, I’d
have said, “to be a respected and revered surgical oncologist. Now, I
think my new relationship with Phin is the most important.
7.  Do you read? If so, what is your favorite type of book to read? I
read Harry Kraus novels. He writes fiction with a realistic medical
stripe and gets the details right. I hate reading medical fiction that
isn’t realistic!
8.  If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
Well, I wish I could be a bit more accepting of myself, less of a
perfectionist and less demanding. Since my transplant, I’m making
progress, but I have a long ways to go.
9.  Do you have a pet? If so, what is it and why that pet? I don’t
have a pet. Pets require nurturing owners and up until recently, when
I had my heart transplant, I was (and I’m just being honest here) not
very nurturing.
10. If you could travel back in time, where would you go and why? I’d
go back to 1967 to watch Christiaan Barnard do the first heart
transplant in Cape Town, South Africa. He was a real pioneer and I’d
like to have a chance to talk to him.


  1. What a fascinating idea for a story. A read to look forward to.


  2. This sounds so intriguing!

    I wonder where these new memories will lead her….

  3. i love dr kraus’ novels…thanks for the chance to read his latest 😉

  4. That would be fascinating time period to travel back to.


  5. HOPING I’M NOT TOO LATE. WANT TO ENTER. Maxie ( mac262@me.com )

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