Patricia Gussin is an author, physician, medical researcher and mother.
Her novels include Shadow of Death, Twisted Justice, and The Test, all thrillers, reflect her dual passions for family and medicine. From a Q & A about the latest:
How did you get the idea for The Test?Visit Patricia Gussin's website.
My husband and I were heading toward the beach one fine summer day when we came upon a neighbor who seemed agitated, so we stopped to chat. Acting like amateur psychologists, we let him rant and rave about how fanatical he was about what to leave his children in his will. He wanted to be fair, but also wanted to reward
them according to his perception of admirable behavior. He ended up by saying, “I guess, what I want is to rule from the grave.” That statement served as the framework for The Test. What would happen if a very wealthy man created a will designed to rule from the grave?
Which part of the writing process did you enjoy most? Why?
I enjoyed creating the Parnell family. I love large, complicated families and find them the perfect stage to play out the range of human emotions.
Which part of the writing process was most difficult? Why?
The most difficult challenge in writing The Test was...[read on]
The Page 69 Test: Shadow of Death.
My Book, The Movie: Twisted Justice.