Podcast: Interview with Perry Prete author of All Good Things

In this episode of the Medical Author Chat I talk with Paramedic and author Perry Prete about his novel, All Good Things a novel (amazon affiliate link). Perry has been a paramedic since 1982 in Ontario and also owns Sands Medical Supply. Perry overviews the plot of All Good Things (murder/sieral killer crime fiction), his writing process, and the positive feedback he has received on the book so far.

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Perry comments that the book has been a “good way to share with the public what paramedics do.” All the calls/jobs in the book are based on reality and the calls Perry has worked in his career.

All Good Things is published by General Store Publishing and Perry praises the support he has received during the writing/editing process and book marketing. All Good Things is being well received by a non-EMS audience as well as paramedics.

We conclude the episode with Perry’s advice for aspiring paramedic authors. He states, “Just start! Anyway you can start writing. If you have it in you it will be hard to stop.”

The main characters of All Good Things, Ethan and Tom, will reappear in a forthcoming second book, The More Things Change, and Perry already has a second book in progress.


Book Review: Cold Justice by Katherine Howell

Cold Justice is a detective/crime novel set in an Australian city that features two paramedics as primary characters. Their call responses are used to build the relationship and reveal the conflict that exists between them.

Cold Just is the second book I have read by former Australian paramedic Katherine Howell. I previously read Frantic which was excellent.

Cold Justice features a case that is nearly 20 years old. The plot weaves through the lives of two teenage friends that later are re-united as paramedics. The main character, Detective Marconi, relentlessly works to discover the truth using emerging clues from the connected characters.

The writing and story telling in Cold Justice are strong. Any fan of suspense/crime/detective novels will enjoy this book. It also reveals some of the challenges of being a paramedic – in any culture. Readers that EMS professionals will appreciate the accuracy of the medicine and the generally positive way EMS portrayed.

Look for a podcast episode interview with Katherine Howell soon.