B. Harper MD


B Harper MD is an author of historical fiction. He retired as a US Army Pathologist with over thirty-seven years of world-wide military/medical experience, culminating as a Colonel/Physician in the Pentagon. He has been published in The Strand Magazine, Flash Fiction Magazine, and a piece accepted by the Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine. His first novel, A KNIFE IN THE FOG, involving Arthur Conan Doyle in the hunt for Jack the Ripper, is slated for release by Seventh Street Books October 2, 2018. A member of the Authors Guild, Mystery Writers of America, and Sisters in Crime, he is a regular contributor to the Sisters in Crime bi-monthly newsletter.
When not writing, Dr. Harper can be found either in Galicia, Spain, where he volunteers at a pilgrim hostel along the Camino to Santiago de Compostela, or working as a professional Santa Claus. A kindly sort, he never threatens those on the Naughty List with coal, but with burnt cookies.
Dr. Harper can be followed on his Facebook Author page at https://www.facebook.com/B-Harper-1769012283329292/

Smashwords Interview

What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Fiction is the great "What if" game. if your characters are honestly drawn, they will surprise you. I like to push them off balance, then see how they re-establish equilibrium. I've yet to meet a person who could honestly say that their life turned out just as they'd expected. It certainly hasn't in my case! Forcing them to deal with setbacks and the unexpected, give them ambiguous choices, make them get back up after being knocked down, that's life for me, and I suspect for my readers as well. We read to be entertained, and that's fine, but that fades quickly. If my reader can see something of themselves in my story, and be inspired to face their own challenges with greater insight, then a part of my story has now become their story too. What could be better than that?
What do your fans mean to you?
Ha! As a baby author (well, a very mature baby), my fans wouldn't fill a large tent. But I have been lucky to have a few people that aren't related to me or owe me money who seemed to enjoy my writing. That's validation I'm on the right path. They keep me at it.
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Gallery of Death
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,280. Language: English. Published: February 19, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Adventure » War & military adventure
B. Harper MD releases his first story collection of three pieces, each in its own way dealing with Death. The book consists of, Coyote, dealing with a detective with only hours to cheat Death. Homeword Bound concerns two soldiers in their race to escape it. Catrina is an essay concerning a death scene investigation, and the dead woman's final message. An excerpt of his upcoming novel is included.

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