Frank was born in Rochester New York. In 1968 he entered the US Army and served a tour in Vietnam as a helicopter pilot. He received a BA with honors in English from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill then attended medical school at the University of Rochester, graduating with an MD in 1979. In 1989 he received an MFA in writing from Warren Wilson College in Swannanoa, NC. After practicing for a decade in North Carolina, he returned to the Rochester, area in 1990 where he remains in active practice.
He has published a number of poems and short stories in literary magazines including Carolina Quarterly and The Virginia Quarterly Review, along with numerous medical articles. In 1988, Henry Holt published his first non-fiction book, Medical Malpractice: Solving the Crisis. His second non-fiction book, The M & M Files: Morbidity and Mortality Rounds in Emergency Medicine was published by Hanley & Belfus in 2002 and has become a standard text in emergency medicine.
For the past thirteen years he has taught creative writing seminars to medical students at the U of R. In 2004, the University of Rochester Press published his collection of poems and short stories, It’ll Ease the Pain.
Final Mercy is his first novel.
Final Mercy centers on Dr. Jack Forester, director of the New Canterbury University Hospital emergency department, who is about to win an ongoing battle to modernize the ED when he’s stymied by the power-hungry dean, Bryson Witner. Then someone tries to murder Jack’s mentor and the former dean, setting it up to look like suicide.
Bit by bit, Jack uncovers facts that suggest several other recent tragic accidents may not have been in the least accidental. The deeper he digs, the closer danger creeps, and the phrase “life or death” begins to take on a new and very personal meaning.
You can visit his website at http://frankjedwards.com/.
Frank’s tour schedule:
Tuesday, February 1
Interviewed at Literarily Speaking
Wednesday, February 2
Book reviewed at By the Book
Thursday, February 3
Interviewed at Book Marketing Buzz
Friday, February 4
Interviewed at Review From Here
Monday, February 7
Interviewed at Blogcritics
Tuesday, February 8
Interviewed at Pump Up Your Book
Wednesday, February 9
Guest blogging at Moonlight, Lace & Mayhem
Thursday, February 10
Interviewed at Examiner
Friday, February 11
Book reviewed at Lucky Rosie’s
Monday, February 14
Guest blogging at Simply Stacie
Tuesday, February 15
Book reviewed at Books and Thoughts and Adventures
Wednesday, February 16
Book reviewed at Book Reviews by Molly
Thursday, February 17
Interviewed at The Book Connection
Friday, February 18
Guest blogging at Murder by 4
Monday, February 21
Guest blogging at Pitching Pencils
Tuesday, February 22
Guest blogging at Two Ends of the Pen
Wednesday, February 23
Interviewed at Shine
Thursday, February 24
Book reviewed at Black Diamonds Book Reviews
Friday, February 25
Guest blogging at Southern City Mysteries
For more information on his virtual book tour, you can visit Frank’s official tour page here.