We will continue to host local authors on the third Saturday of each month during the market season.
This week we are showcasing the works of
Braxton DeGarmo, Laine Boyd and Suzette Hopkins
Laine Boyd writes, ghost-writes, and edits fiction and non-fiction. She is the mother of two grown children and sponsors two children through World Vision. A trained musician, avid cook, and animal lover, she lives with her husband and two rescue cats in the St. Louis metropolitan area where she is a self-proclaimed expert on chocolate. Laine can be contacted either through Facebook, or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org Her current works, published by Ballad Publishing, LLC, are “Unharmonious” and “Dinner and a Murder.” Upcoming books include a 2-book series, “He’ll Find You.”
Braxton DeGarmo, MD
“A Zealot’s Destiny” – a political thriller (MedAir Series #5)
“Wrongfully Removed” – a medical thriller (MedAir Series #4)
“The Silenced Shooter” – a political thriller (MedAir Series #3)
“Rescued and Remembered” – a thriller (MedAir Series #2)
“Looks that Deceive” – a medical thriller (MedAir Series #1)
“Indebted” – a story of hope and redemption
“The Militant Genome” – a medical thriller
Braxton can’t lay claim to wanting to be a writer all his life, although his mother and seventh grade English teacher were convinced he had what it would take. He went to Duke University, earned a Bachelor’s Degree of Science in Engineering with a major in Bio-Medical Engineering, and followed that with medical school at the University of Cincinnati. After a residency in Emergency Medicine at Madigan Army Medical Center, he served tours as the Chief, Emergency Medical Services at Fort Campbell, KY and as a research Flight Surgeon at Fort Rucker, AL. Who had time to write?
By the late 1990′s, his professional and family life had settled down, somewhat, and his mother once again took up her mantra, “Write a book. You’re a good writer.” Yet, with no experience in writing anything other than technical articles, he hesitated to try his hand at fiction. That changed in 1997 when the local newspaper held a writing contest for Valentine’s Day. Out of 1100 entries, he made it to the top five finalists and realized that maybe he could write fiction after all.