A bildungsroman flavored with romance, action, & suspense
Dr. Brad Lewis is an egocentric, charismatic physician who’s devoted to his patients but obsessed with achieving scientific success. When his neglected wife divorces him, he becomes irrational and kidnaps their young daughter. In Reunions, Brad’s drive for academic fame fights with his desire for revenge but the novel itself addresses a more significant issue–whether a young child’s love can humanize an emotionally closed man. On Brad’s circuitous journey toward emotional maturity, he gets involved in the theft of federal property, is implicated in a murder, and unearths the sub rosa origins of the U.S. Bone Marrow Registry. Brad’s faltering steps toward an emotional awakening require him to accept his former wife’s grudging aid, his new lover’s unconditional commitment, and his only daughter’s critical illness.
Reunions is available as an E-Book through Smashwords, Barnes & Noble, Sony, Kobo, Apple’s iTunes iBooks, Diesel, and Amazon’s U.S., U.K., German, and French websites.
Ebook Price: $4.99 USD. 96,000 words. ISBN: 978-1-4523-9912-6 http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/21218
Alexandria the Great & Other, Lesser Beings
An unconventional historical romance novel
In 1908, Josie, the sixteen-year-old daughter of a Krakow professor, escapes betrothal to a mineralogist by running off to America with a superbly handsome stranger. They couldn’t be a poorer intellectual and political match but their physical attraction is intense. The story of their initial encounter becomes a family myth of True Love that dominates three generations of otherwise intelligent, independent women. The novel chronicles the tension between these women’s professional goals and their emotional and physical drives. The pivotal character is the brilliant, exquisite Alexandria Bach, who vows that Love will not ruin her life the way it destroyed her mother Josie. Alexandria is educated at the best of schools, becomes the first woman officer in U.S. Naval Intelligence, and plans a diplomatic career—until a man risks his life to win her love. How will she resolve her dilemma? If she marries and has children, would they be the debris of True Love or Its gifts?
Ebook Price: $4.99 USD. 84,000 words. ISBN: 978-1-4523-8527-3 http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/26515
The Baby Boomer Book
Cartoons about an Aging Generation’s Bitter-Sweet Memories & Lives
Ebook Price: $2.99 USD. Comic book, 1660 words. ISBN: 9781452363042 http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/31886
Dr. Jason coauthored a nonfiction book entitled Parenting Your Premature Baby, published in hardback by Henry Holt, Inc. in 1989 and paperback by Doubleday Dell, Inc. in 1990. It was cited in the Library Journal as one of the best lay medical books of that year. Parenting Your Premature Baby can be found on-line and continues to be useful reading for parents of premature infants.
About the author
In addition to writing, Janine Jason is CEO of Jason and Jarvis Associates, L.L.C., a medical and epidemiology consulting firm she co-founded in 2003, after 23 years as a medical scientist at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
At CDC, Dr. Jason supervised a variety of activities, including Hemophilia-AIDS Surveillance and Epidemiology, evaluation of the National AIDS Information and Education Program, and the HIV Immunoregulatory Laboratory. She has more than a hundred peer-reviewed research publications and is an expert in child health, HIV, immunology, infectious diseases, and public health.
While she was at CDC, Dr. Jason provided free health care at Emory University, where she was a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Immunology, and Epidemiology. Now, in addition to her writing and consulting, Dr. Jason continues to provide free health care–at the Volunteers in Medicine Clinic on Hilton Head Island in South Carolina.
Janine received her undergraduate degree from the University of Chicago and her M.D. degree from Harvard Medical School. She did a Pediatric Residency at Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles and Immunology Fellowship at the Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario. After two years as a Research Associate at Yale University she entered the Public Health Service and began her work at CDC.
Since 2003, she’s lived a bicoastal life, spending half the year fighting weeds in her yard in South Carolina and half the year fighting the weeds of Oregon and San Francisco. She is fortunate to have two very independent daughters, a high-powered husband, and bizarre sheepdog.
Janine travels a good deal for work and pleasure–and takes her dog along as much as possible.