CJ Lyons is proof positive that you CAN have a successful second career.  Though she says she was a writer before she was doctor, CJ didn’t publish her first novel until after a 17 year long career in emergency pediatric medicine.

It was when her publisher asked her to specifically combine a medical thriller with womens’ fiction that the Angel of Mercy series was born.  Her latest book CRITICAL CONDITION is the final book in the four book series and it is a whirlwind of non-stop action from cover to cover.

I talked to CJ about writing the series, killing off characters and keeping up the frenetic pace.  She takes it all in-stride and explains that the only way to get all right was to write the book backwards.  No, really.

We also talked about writing strong women and why that was important to CJ and how it led to her next project which is a series she is co-authoring with the one and only Erin Brockovich.  The first book in that series (ROCK BOTTOM) is due out in March, but you’ll have to listen to the podcast to find out how it all came about and what the inspiration for the story was!

Enjoy the interview!

— Dana Barrett, Editor

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