Jordyn Redwood is a pediatric ER nurse by day, suspense novelist by night. She hosts Redwood’s Medical Edge, a blog devoted to helping contemporary and historical authors write medically accurate fiction. Her first two novels, Proof and Poison, garnered starred reviews from Library Journal and have been endorsed by the likes of Dr. Richard Mabry, Lynette Eason, and Mike Dellosso to name a few. You can connect with Jordyn via her website at www.jordynredwood.net.
TELL ME A LITTLE MORE ABOUT YOURSELF.
I’m a wife, mother of two girls and a pediatric ER nurse. I love combining my two loves (nursing and writing) into publishing medical thrillers. Readers of my novels get to experience the rush of adrenaline I do in the ER in a much safer environment.
TELL ME ABOUT YOUR LATEST RELEASE
Poison takes place five years after the Chapter 2 hostage incident in Proof. Keelyn Blake is one of a few survivors of a hostage incident where her step-father, under the directives of an hallucination he called Lucent, murdered half her family. Now Lucent has materialized and is threatening what remains of her family and those involved in the hostage crisis are dead or dying. The question becomes, can Keelyn figure out how Lucent became real before she gets killed herself?
As with all medical thrillers—there is a medical mystery at Poison’s center. Can someone be brainwashed? Does hypnosis facilitate brainwashing? All that with a mysterious toxin mixed in.
WHO IS YOUR FAVORITE CHARACTER IN THE NOVEL AND WHY?
Keelyn Blake is my favorite character. She’s a body language expert and her fiancé has something to hide which makes for great tension in the novel. I did a lot of research for her role that I found really fascinating and thus far—readers are really enjoying those body language tidbits as well.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE YOU, ON AVERAGE, TO COMPLETE A NOVEL?
Poison was written in about nine months. Once you’re under contract—the time frame for completing a novel can be short.