Tuesday, June 05, 2012

Is there a doctor in the house?

This month brings the release of Montana Doctor, the second in my Saddlers Prairie miniseries.

I set the miniseries in a small ranching town. Then why a story featuring a doctor instead of a rancher? Great question!

I come from a long line of doctorsmy maternal grandfather, my uncle and my dad. Both of my brothers are also physicians. At one time I thought I wanted to be a doctor, too. I was on a waiting list for med school whensurprise!I discovered I was pregnant. At the time, my husband and I had only been married three months. The pregnancy put an end to my dream of med schoolat least for the foreseeable future. I never did go to medical school, instead earned my MBA in business.

But somehow my dream transferred onto that surprise baby. From the time she was five, she said she wanted to be a doctor. Now she is a family practice doctor who also delivers babies.

Needless to say, my family served as a great resource for this book.

Back to career dreams. My mother always wanted to be a published author. She wrote plays and had several produced, but never sold a novel. Somehow I took on her dream and made it a reality for myself.

Mom and me, myself and my daughterI see a pattern, and it makes me wonder. Did your dreams get passed onto someone else in your family? I would love to know.

Until next month and looking forward to reading your own stories about your dreams,

Great news! Recently I sold two more books for the series. I’m having so much fun writing about the characters in Saddlers Prairie that I want it to go on for a long time.


Tammy Yenalavitch said...

Hi Ann,

A Doctor is a great hero. There are already a lot of Cowboys. This is a nice change of pace.

Ann Roth said...

Thanks, Tammy. I appreciate your feedback. :)

linda s said...

My kids are both history majors, like their father but they have jobs that didn't exist when I was young. My daughter is a web page analyst and my son's job I don't understand but has to do with computer systems. Me. I wanted to be Gail Storm and spend my days on cruise ships.

Ann Roth said...

Interesting, Linda. Like their dad, they love and studied history, but then they forged their own paths.

Too bad one of them didn't become a "cruiser." So tell me, did you ever get to play Gale Storm (ha!) and cruise around? Even a little?

linda s said...

Not even one cruise. In my one attempt to cross the English Channel by ferry, I was deathly ill. I was not meant to cruise. I have flown around a lot though.