Erica Rosen MD Trilogy Book 1
Dr. Erica Rosen is perplexed when she sees a young Chinese girl with blue eyes in her San Francisco pediatrics clinic. The girl’s mother, Ting, is secretive, and Erica suspects she has entered the country illegally. Later, Erica encounters Ting’s son and discovers he has an unusual mutation. Erica learns that Ting’s children underwent embryonic stem cell gene editing as part of a secret Chinese government-run program.
The Chinese government wants to murder Ting’s son to prevent others from learning about his unusual mutation and the secret gene-editing program. At Ting’s urging, Erica heads to China to expose the program and rescue the infant Ting was forced to leave behind, all while attempting to evade the watchful eye of the Chinese government.
When and where do you prefer to write?
I prefer to write at home, in my study. I have the perfect set-up—a PC with a very large monitor so I can have multiple windows open at once. This is helpful, as I often need to research things as I write. If I’m traveling, I use my laptop, but generally limit that to editing or writing short stories.
I tend to write during the daytime, but if I feel rushed or obsessed, I sometimes write well into the night.
Do you have a certain ritual?
My ritual consists of putting my butt in my chair in front of my computer, and typing.
Do you like a drink or something to nibble on while you write?
Unless it’s late in the day, I have a cup of coffee to help me power through. I often nibble things throughout the day. My favorite treat is a plain biscotti with almonds or hazelnuts—no chocolate or other flavors allowed.
Do you consider writing a different genre or do you already do that?
I write suspense/thrillers. In the future, I might write a mystery. I haven’t seriously considered anything else.
What is/are your favourite book(s)?
I have read a lot of fantastic books. I’d have a hard time picking one or two as the best. I like to think I haven’t read my favorite one yet.
Do you sometimes base your characters on people you know?
Not exactly. I use composites of people I know to flesh out my characters. I have yet to base any character on a single person I know.
If you had the chance to co-write a book. Whom would it be with?
I don’t have a specific person in mind, but I might want to team up with a romance writer in the future. I don’t want to write a romance novel, but I wouldn’t mind spicing up my
thrillers with some hot sex. That would call for the services a writer well versed in writing steamy scenes.
Do you take a (digital) notebook everywhere in order to write down ideas that pop up?
I should, but I don’t. I try to remember interesting ideas as I come across them and write them down later. Along the way I may forget some, so jotting them down as they occur would be a good idea. I’d have to admit to myself that I sometimes forget things before caving in and doing that.
Which genre(s) do you not like at all?
I wouldn’t want to read anything involving ghosts. Unless it was done with humor. I love anything funny.
If you should travel to a foreign country to do research, which one would you choose and why?
I’ve never been to Australia and would love to go there. There wouldn’t be much of a language barrier, although I would have to acclimate myself to the accent. The outback is very mysterious to me, and I could see a lot of bad things happening there.
Thank you, Deven Greene and Pump Up Your Book
About the author
Fiction writer Deven Greene lives in the San Francisco Bay area. Ever since childhood, Deven has been interested in science. After working as a biochemist, she went back to school and became a pathologist. When writing fiction, the author usually incorporates elements of medicine or science. Deven has penned several short stories. Unnatural is the first novel the author has published.
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