Richard Mabry: This or That (with giveaway)

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Richard Mabry returns to Relz Reviewz to share about his latest medical suspense, once again combining his years of medical experience with his writing talent to produce an intriguing novel. Learn more about the Doc as he shares some fun preferences. Don’t miss your chance to win a copy of Surgeon’s Choice via the Rafflecopter form below.

Cake or Cookies:  Cookies—especially my wife’s oatmeal-raisin cookies.

Call or Text: Call. I understand the role of texts, but they can be interpreted more than one way, depending on the tone of voice of the sender.

Coke or Pepsi: Actually, I prefer Dr Pepper (and there’s no “period’ after the “Dr”—learned that from my step-son, who works there).

Dogs or Cats: Neither to live in my house, but if I have to pick one, it would be a dog. (You can call a dog. With a cat, you leave a message).

Eggs or Pancakes: Depends on the day, but on-balance I’d have to stick with eggs—fried, and accompanied by bacon.

Facebook or Twitter: I have a presence on both. I used to prefer Facebook, but lately they’ve changed so many rules I’m not sure.

First person or Third person: For my own writing, always third person. For reading, some authors do first person well, so it depends.

Instagram or Pinterest: Pinterest. I don’t have an Instagram account (at least, I don’t think I do), but I do have one on Pinterest.

Marvel or DC: I have no idea about either—when I was growing up and reading comics, Batman was a hero. Now he’s the “Dark Knight.” My, how times change.)

Paperback or EBook: When I’m reading for pleasure, I prefer the print version of books. I still use Kindle when I’m sent a book to review, or when that format is available for a reduced price.

Summer or Winter: Summer. Of course, in Texas we sometimes get all four seasons in a matter of hours.

Sweet or Spicy: Sweet—you can make things too spicy for me, but I don’t think there’s such a thing as “too sweet.’

Tattoos or Piercings: Neither. Can’t understand their attraction. Guess I’m old-school.

Tea or Coffee: Coffee in the morning. Decaf thereafter. Occasionally like iced tea with meals. Hot tea? With sugar and milk, but never with lemon.

Thornton or Darcy: Who? Never heard of either one.

Yoga Pants or Jeans: In Texas, men don’t wear yoga pants. I prefer jeans, but do wear khakis at times.

Zoo or Aquarium: Zoo. Like the “open’ feel.

Thanks Richard!

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Dr. Ben Merrick and his fiancé, Rachel Gardner, can’t get her divorced parents to stay in the same room, much less attend their wedding together. He is already looking over his shoulder expecting more trouble from a very senior surgeon who has shown he is still smarting from a previous dust-up, but Ben doesn’t know if a series of mishaps and accidents are caused by a disgruntled patient’s relatives or represent more from the older surgeon. Complicating it all is the question of whether Rachel’s father is back doing drugs. Then, when people start dying, Ben and Rachel wonder if they can escape unscathed…and alive.


Dr. Richard Mabry is a retired physician, now writing “medical mysteries with heart.” He is the author of one non-fiction book, four novellas, and eleven published novels. His novels have been finalists for the Carol Award, the Inspirational Reader’s Choice Award, the Reviewer’s Choice Award, the Selah Award, and others.

He and his wife live in north Texas. In addition to regular efforts (thus far unsuccessful) to improve his golf game, he spends much of his time trying to convince his family that sitting at his desk staring into space does indeed represent work.

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17 Responses to Richard Mabry: This or That (with giveaway)

  1. Rel, I appreciate this opportunity to get to know your blog readers. Thanks so much.

  2. I look forward to reading Richard Mabry’s book. I do enjoy a good medical mystery.

  3. WOW! I am simply amazed at the things I have in common with this author: Dr Pepper, dogs but not in the house, paperback…I like the feel of a book in my hand, plus reading a digital book bothers my eyes…Summer…winter is too hard on my old bones! 😂😂😂 I am not medically inclined but I enjoy books about people in medical fields and would love to win a copy of this one. Thanks for the giveaway.

  4. I worked for surgical services for 20 years and I find it is fascinating .

  5. I’ve always been interested in the medical field, and I love to read medical suspense books. I haven’t read any of Dr. Mabry’s books, but I’ve read most of Candace Calvert’s books and loved them.

    Thanks for the interesting interview!

  6. Well, I don’t usually like to read books about the medical field. I don’t even watch medical dramas on tv. Several years ago, I was given a Dr. Mabry book by a publisher, and really liked it! So basically, his books are the only medical fiction I read. :)

  7. What a hoot! Love Richard’s responses.

  8. I just find the medical terms and procedures fascinating.

  9. I love Richard’s books! And it doesn’t surprise me that Dr Pepper is his favorite drink–it originated in Texas. :-)

  10. Found Richard Mabry’s books recently. Great reads!

  11. My daddy loved Dr Pepper. He started drinking it while attending Baylor in the late 1930’s when it was called “The Waco”. He was disappointed when we traveled east of Texas in mid 1960’s and no one east of Louisiana had ever heard of it much less carried it. I like medical mysteries because I learn something new every time. Haven’t read Dr. Mabry’s books but looking forward to it.

  12. I texted Dr. Mabry’s comment about dogs and cats to a cat-lover friend of mine. She loved it.

  13. Thanks for all the great comments. Good luck to everyone who entered. (And glad to hear that even some of Rel’s blog readers like Dr Pepper. Think it will make it to Aussie-land?).

  14. I really like reading medical fiction because you always learn something and it makes for a good read.

  15. Have some family that works in medical field.

  16. Thanks for a great interview and a chance to win Dr. Mabry’s book.

  17. My late Mother-in-Law was a nurse. The stories she would tell, were funny, heart wrenching, and sometimes unbelivable.
    Thanks for entering me in your giveaway.

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