JAKe Hatmacher


As you already know, I am a professional writer. But I'm also a physician. I spent many years practicing, and practicing means working, as an obstetrician and gynecologist. I still maintain three state licenses but I spend my time now writing.
The fictional stories that I have written have sprung out of time spent treating patients. The stories are unique in that although they are fictional, they have much in the way of historical fact and medical fact. They also include humor, although mostly subtle and are flavored with a touch of fantasy.
I grew up in a city of near thirty-five thousand in the north-central part of Illinois. My higher education was at Loyola University of Chicago, followed by medical school at Loyola-Stritch School of Medicine. I treated patients for 25 years in Illinois before moving to Ohio, where I now reside.
Besides writing, my time is filled taking care of my home, gardening, hiking, and simply enjoying the fresh air outdoors and the beautiful plants and animals that nature provides. I am always trying to introduce new plants that are not invasive, conserve water and attract butterflies. The reason for wanting to attract butterflies has a story, but let me just say here, it mostly has to do with their variety of color and the way they appear to float on the air as they fly; they create a calming influence and lend me to contemplation.

Smashwords Interview

How do you approach cover design?
I like my covers to reveal to some degree what the story is about, but at the same time not explicitly. I do want it to pique interest. I would not want to try to mislead by showing something on the cover that has nothing to do with the story.
I don't think there is any way that a cover for the stories that I like to write can fully portray what is inside, but I want it to reveal something that I'm trying to convey in the story. And I obviously want to draw attention to the book.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I don't believe where I grew up had any major influence on my writing. I believe what I do and have done professionally has had a major influence.
I grew up in the Midwest U.S., some miles south of Chicago.
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