Trading his scalpel for a pen
Award-winning author weaves surgical background into new novel
SALT LAKE CITY– For decades, William H. Coles excelled in the medical field, as a prominent surgeon, educator, and author of multiple medical publications. Now an award-winning author, Coles is making as much of an impact in the literary world as he did in the surgery room.
In his latest work, The Surgeon’s Wife, Coles weaves a thrilling tale of betrayal and revenge, centering on the careers of two New Orleans trauma surgeons and the adulterous affair that rips their lives apart. A short-list finalist in The William Faulkner-William Wisdom Creative Writing Competition, the book’s themes of adultery, medical incompetence, social expectations and love, explore the joy and sorrow of contemporary life.
With six highly acclaimed former titles, Coles’ books and stories have won or been finalists in The Flannery O’Conner Award for Short Fiction, The SEAK Competition, the Sandhill Writers Competition and The William Faulkner-William Wisdom Creative Writing Competition. It’s his attention to detail- both with his characters and storyline- that have helped Coles excel as an author.
In The Surgeon’s Wife, Coles brings his medical background into his writing, making his depictions of surgery and medical details remarkably realistic.
Although the medical details are sure to enthrall, it’s the strong character development and thrilling plot that takes readers on an exciting journey of romance, rebellion, injustice, and ultimately, revenge.
The Surgeon’s Wife
By William H. Coles
Retail price: $1.99 e-Book, $14.03 soft cover
Available at Amazon and Barnes and Noble
About the author:
William H. Coles is an award-winning author specializing in literary fiction, specifically characterbased fiction. Coles is dedicated to establishing literary fiction as a readable, enjoyable, and cost-friendly art form for people around the world. To carry out his mission, the majority of Coles’ works are available in audio or digital formats at minimal or no cost. He is also passionate about teaching fiction to writers, and he offers widely used resources on his website, storyinliteraryfiction.com, which has received more than 300,000 visitors in the past year. The site includes essays, interviews with authors and editors, an opinion blog, workshops and fictionexamples. Coles also teaches online creative writing workshops and writes instructive essayson the writing process.
Coles is also a former surgeon and expert in medicine and surgery, previously serving as regent for the American College of Surgeons, department chairman at State University of New York School of Medicine, and president of the Association of University Professors in Ophthalmology.
He has published two academic textbooks and 61 peer-reviewed papers in the medical field.
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