Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Dr. Darden North’s Medical Thriller, 'Wiggle Room', Featured In Journal Of Mississippi State Medical Association

North's latest medical thriller novel combines medicine, terrorism, murder, intrigue, suspense and flawed female characters into a fast-paced, action-packed mystery fiction novel

Dr. Darden North's latest medical thriller, 'Wiggle Room' was recently featured in the 'Journal of the Mississippi State Medical Association'.

"It’s not often," Dr. North stated, "that fiction wiggles its way into a medical journal. My fourth thriller, ‘Wiggle Room’, exposes the complicated non-medical forces at work for a physician providing medical care in a war zone. Returning the protagonist home to his southern roots mixes in a candid look at the conflict romance brings to the practice of medicine in the United States. National and international best-selling authors, as well as readers and other literary journals, tell me they are drawn to ‘Wiggle Room’ by the novel’s frightening look at the ease with which terrorism can infect a community and change the dynamics of long-standing friendships."

As stated on the association website, the ‘Mississippi State Medical Association Journal’ is in its "54th year of continuous publication. The monthly scientific journal is the official publication of the Mississippi State Medical Association (MSMA), a physician organization serving as an advocate for its members, their patients and the public health. The association promotes ethical, educational and clinical standards for the medical profession and the enactment of just medical laws. Founded in 1856, the Mississippi State Medical Association provides a way for members of the medical profession to unite and act on matters affecting public health and the practice of medicine."

Author Darden North practices medicine full-time as an obstetrician/gynecologist at Jackson Healthcare for Women, PA, and writes mysteries and medical thrillers. ‘Wiggle Room’ is his recently released fourth novel. North’s first two novels, ‘House Call’ and ‘Points of Origin’, have received national book awards, most notably an IPPY in Southern Fiction for ‘Points of Origin.’ His third medical thriller, ‘Fresh Frozen’, is in film development and received five national writing awards: the 2009 National Indie Excellence Awards -- Winner, Best Cover Design and Finalist, Regional Fiction; the 2009 San Francisco Book Festival – Honorable Mention in General Fiction; 2009 New Generation Indie Book Awards -- Finalist, Best Cover Design Fiction, and Finalist, Regional Fiction. His first three books have been nominated in Fiction by the Mississippi Institute for Arts and Letters.

'Wiggle Room' has received high praise. Robert Dugoni, New York Times best-selling author of 'The Conviction', said: "A rollercoaster ride of murder, intrigue, and plot twists, 'Wiggle Room' keeps (readers) turning the pages to the final, climactic finish." Carolyn Haines, author of 'Bonfire of The Vanities' called the book "An action-packed, edge-of-the-seat thriller."

Darden North is available for media interviews, personal appearances and book signings. He can be contacted using the information below or by email at darden@dardennorth.com. All of his books are available at most online book retailers including Amazon and Barnes and Noble. More information is available at his website at http://www.DardenNorth.com.

About Dr. Darden North:

Darden North, MD, is a board-certified obstetrician/ gynecologist who grew up in the Mississippi Delta and now lives in Jackson where he practices medicine. A graduate of Ole Miss and the University of Mississippi School of Medicine and Medical Center, he is a certified DaVinci robotic surgeon and still delivers babies. North’s first novel, 'House Call' was awarded Finalist in Mystery/Suspense by the 2008 Next Generation Indie Book Awards. His second novel 'Points of Origin' was recognized in Southern Fiction by the 2007 Independent Publishers Book (IPPY) Awards. His third novel, 'Fresh Frozen' is in film development by Frank Vitolo and Scott Alvaraz. The screenplay adaptation of ‘Fresh Frozen’ is by Amy Taylor. The novel received Best Cover Design in the 2009 National Indie Excellence Awards and Finalist in Regional Fiction.

North presented at the 2013 Killer Nashville writing conference discussing the construction of medical thrillers and mysteries and served on the faculty of the 2010 Southern Expressions Authors Conference. He has been a panelist at “Murder in the Magic City” (Birmingham, AL), “Author! Author! Celebration of the Written Word” (Shreveport LA), “Murder on the Menu” (Wetumpka, AL), and “Thriller Author Panel – 2008 SIBA Trade Show” (Mobile, AL).


Dr. Darden North