Hero Interview from Miracle Drug by Richard L. Mabry, M.D. with a Giveaway

» Posted on Sep 17, 2015 in Blog | 8 comments

This week I’m hosting J.M Downey with Privileged (winner’s choice of Privileged print US only or American Prince Box Set digital worldwide), Richard L. Mabry, M.D. with Miracle Drug (US only), and Shirley Raye Redmond with Viper’s Nest (digital worldwide). If you want to enter the drawing for the book, please leave a comment on your post 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 20th) evening.

 

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Interview with the hero from Miracle Drug by Richard L. Mabry, M.D.

 

1. Dr. Josh Pearson, tell me the most interesting thing about you.

I don’t consider myself interesting…or, at least, I didn’t until through a confluence of circumstances I was thrust into the role of personal physician for an ex-President of the United States. I guess that’s pretty interesting.

2. What do you do for fun?

Do doctors have fun? I guess some of them do. It’s been a while for me. After my wife and unborn child were killed in an auto accident two years ago, I threw myself into my work. When I came home at the end of the day, I’d nuke a TV dinner, sit in front of the set and watch a sitcom, and then fall into bed. But recently I met Rachel Moore, a nurse in town, and she taught me how to laugh again. I guess being with her was what I did for fun. Or, at least, it was until she came down with a lethal disease.

3. What do you put off doing because you dread it?

I guess that, like lots of bachelors, I tend to put off cleaning my apartment and changing the sheets on my bed. In my medical practice, though, I’m pretty compulsive about things. I have to be. Mistakes and omissions can be deadly there.

4. What are you afraid of most in life?

I’ve thought about this a lot. After my first wife died, I was an emotional wreck, and I swore I’d never love anyone again. Then, when Rachel came into my life, I found myself afraid something would happen that would make me lose her. And now, that’s exactly what I’m fighting to prevent.

5. What do you want out of life?

I never thought I’d have a family again, but now that it seems possible, I want a normal life—wife, children, church and social life, the whole thing. But, if that happens, I’m going to have to fight for it.

6. What is the most important thing to you?

Wow, that’s the dilemma I’m facing right now. As a physician, my duty is to my patients…especially to David Madison, since he’s the former President of the US. But I love Rachel, so I guess she’s the most important thing in my life. And that makes my decision about how to apportion the medication that might save them even more difficult.

7. Do you read books? If so, what is your favorite type of book?

I’m not much of a reader, but since this latest trouble I’ve promised myself that I’m going to read the Bible more. That’s another thing Rachel’s taught me.

8. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?

That’s a tough one. I suppose I’d wish I hadn’t listened to my medical school classmates and had taken the time and effort to make God more a part of my life. That’s a lesson I’ve learned the hard way.

9. Do you have a pet? If so, what is it and why that pet?

No, I don’t have one. My first wife and I were planning to get a dog after the birth of our child, but… Never mind. That’s something I don’t want to think about.

10. If you could travel back in time, where would you go and why?

The baseball player, Satchel Paige, had a saying: “Don’t look back. Something might be gaining on you.” Rather than going back in time, I think I’d rather look forward, like the Apostle Paul, and forget the things that are behind me.

Check out Miracle Drug on Amazon

8 Comments

  1. Would love to read the book!

  2. I love books by Richard L. Mabry. He is an excellent author and one I enjoy. Thanks Richard for all you do.

  3. I am intrigued by this one and would love to read it!

    melback at cebridge dot net

  4. Oh I would love to win this book! Thanks for the giveaway 🙂

    bettimace at gmail dot com

  5. Margaret, I appreciate this opportunity for your blog readers to get to know Dr. Josh Pearson. Thanks for hosting us.

  6. Oh, and Cynde and Wanda–Margaret will need your email address in case you win. I always like to put mine in this format, to foil web crawlers:
    Dr R L Mabry at yahoo dot com

  7. This looks really good. I love medical mysteries.
    Thereadmaster(at)me(dot)com

  8. interesting answers

    bn100candg at hotmail dot com

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