Full time nurse, amateur cake baker, writer, and zombie obsessed, Kathleen draws a lot from the real-life medical drama she experiences as a RN for her novels. Writing romance is a creative outlet where she can effectively deal with the daily stress and sorrow, adding levity and humor to situations that provide a happily ever after when there isn’t one.
A graduate of University of Nebraska Medical Center, Kathleen Grieve earned a Bachelors Degree in Science and Nursing in 1994. She has been a dedicated nurse for more years than she cares to count, serving most of those years in trauma, neurosurgical, cardiovascular and medical intensive care units. She recently discovered the wonderful world of Air Ambulance and works as a flight nurse on both a medical helicopter and fixed wing aircraft delivering emergency services whether it be on the side of the road at the scene of an accident or transferring a critical patient from one hospital to the next, this world has opened up all new possibilities for her writing.
She has a super sexy, hot free read available on AfterDark Online: It’s titled Decadent Medicine
Hello! Thank you for this opportunity to talk about my new release Sex Is The Best Medicine and help my readers get to know me better. I appreciate you all being here.
Tell us about your title featured in this set:
Sex Is The Best Medicine started out as an idea I had for a free read. The more I wrote, the longer the story became and it outgrew the minimum word count. I’d tucked it away until I was contacted by a friend of mine inviting me to submit any medical romance story to this boxed set. Once I’d read over the submission guidelines I knew this would be the perfect fit for my novella. How’d I come up with the title? Driving along on my long commute to work stuff pops into my head all of the time and this title was one of those random things I find myself grabbing my phone and asking Suri to help me remember.
Tell us something about yourself.
I was born and raised in California, the Napa Valley to be more precise. I went away to college and graduated from University of Nebraska Medical Center in 1994 with my Bachelor’s degree in nursing. I have a lot of boring certifications that go along with my degree, more specifically my specialty of practice (intensive care and as a flight nurse) but I won’t bore you with all of that stuff. It’s a snoozer. I have four beautiful children and two adorable twin grandsons. Interestingly enough, three of my four kiddos are going into the health field. I will have two nurses and possibly a physician’s assistant. My youngest is like “Uh huh, Mom. There’s no way I’m going into healthcare. I can’t stand the sight of blood!” LOL. I currently reside in Arizona where I work as a helicopter and fixed wing flight nurse transporting critically ill patients from the scene of accidents on the side of a rural highway or from one hospital to another if the patient requires a higher level of care.
Tell us about your writing process.
I don’t really have a writing process. I write what I know—Medical— The details I use are accurate and true to life. I like to mix the heavy sad stuff into comedy where I can because some of the most ridiculous things happen at work and it is funny!!
What is your favorite genre to read?
This is a hard one for me. I love all genres fantasy, contemporary, historical, western… My youngest daughter who is as much of an avid reader as I am has me hooked on a few YA series.
What would you say is the one thing are you most passionate about?
My family. I love my children and grandchildren and I have the most AMAZING husband in the world.
When you are not writing, what do you like to do?
My husband and I love to take our Kayaks out on the lakes here in Arizona. The all year round sunshine guarantees we can go at any time and the breath taking desert vistas make me appreciate life all the more.
If someone who hasn’t read any your books and asked you to describe your story in this set (the elevator pitch!) what would you say?
Necessary Roughness Meets ER!!
Where can readers connect with you?
Thank you for allowing me to participate today. This was fun!
Half way through the song, a coldly familiar voice barked, “What the hell do you think you’re doing?”
Kate’s eyes snapped open and she nearly stumbled. She gasped and the pencil fell to the carpet. “Mr. Anderson!”
“I repeat. What in the hell do you think you’re doing?” He said crossing his arms over his broad chest.
Kate fought to control her scrambled thoughts through the sensual haze of the Latin beat that never failed to fire up her libido, but it was extremely difficult to accomplish with the fine male specimen who’d suddenly jumped out of the fantasy of her mind becoming reality.
“I…ah…um, well,” she began cursing herself for her innate curiosity. She cleared her throat. “I’m dancing,” she said lamely.
“I can see that,” he said rolling his eyes. “Why are you doing it here?”
“I’m so sorry,” she began. “I was just taking out my trash and saw your door open. I knocked and called out, but no one answered and… Well, obviously I came in and snooped… I wasn’t going to steal anything I was just curious and…” her voice trailed off. She smacked her forehead with the palm of her hand, embarrassment flaming her face. “God, I’ve got diarrhea of the mouth,” she said with a grimace.
He just stared at her an incredulous expression lit his face. Obviously his man of few words persona he’d displayed upon their first meeting wasn’t due to his visit to the emergency room. She straightened her shoulders and sighed. “I’m Kate by the way. Kate Sumner. We met last week in the ER.” She held out her hand and gave him a sheepish smile. “You’re obsessive compulsive busy body neighbor.
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