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My previous books

 

Curandero

Curandero is a compilation of actual experiences interwoven into a fictitious story that traces one man’s harrowing journey into the realm of mind-body medicine and beyond.

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Stefan Campeau is a high-flying journalist who appears to have it all. But a giant anvil called fate crashes down on the handsome writer, leaving him terminally ill, destitute, and unsightly. The best allopathic treatment available does not produce a cure, and a bitter, frustrated Stefan escapes up the coast to the scenic town of Acantilado del Mar to face his death.

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He befriends Samantha, a beautiful woman who agrees to take his dog when the time comes. But to Stefan’s dismay, her next-door neighbor turns out to be another doctor—mysterious, prescient oncologist Dr. Miguel Calderón, a.k.a. the "Curandero.”

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The alternative doctor coaxes Stefan back into treatment, and the patient is forced to uncover one shattering truth after another about himself, including that he gave up on living long before he ever became ill.

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But as Stefan slowly recaptures some glimmers of joy in being alive, his transformation affects others adversely. Samantha finds that her picture-perfect life starts to crumble, and the physician's methods come under increasing fire from people in the town.

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Curandero is about embracing existence with all its pain and mystery and the inherent value of every life—no matter how long or short.

Connections: Five Stories Celebrating Renewal and Redemption

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Connections: Five Stories Celebrating Renewal and Redemption is a collection of five short stories that explore the transforming power of love and second chances.

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Golden Boy: Tony Kolinski drops out of medical school and hits the skids, despite a promising future.

A Touch of Evil: Having survived a disastrous marriage, physicist Dr. Damon Devereaux struggles to recover from an infected physical wound and a shattered soul.

Hardship House: Katie and Danny purchase their Craftsman dream house, but he is soon diagnosed with a serious medical condition.

Reflections: Rowena has a haunting dream that forever alters her future.

The Lake: Katrin meets a mysterious stranger at the lake who completely transforms her life.

The Keeper

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The Keeper is a story of healing from fractured family relationships and post-traumatic stress disorder.

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As chief of staff in a renowned medical facility, Dr. Christopher Seacrest is one of the world’s shining stars. Immersed in his own importance, he lives immune to the fact that he has somehow disavowed life itself. But a brief patient-doctor meeting in an exam room between arrogant Chris and unpretentious Caitlin Rosenberry results in the physician’s perfect façade developing a hairline crack.

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Initially, the powerhouse surgeon feels little interest in the young, post-stroke patient. Still, fate repeatedly brings the unlikely pair together and sets into motion a series of cataclysmic events from which there is no turning back. While Dr. Seacrest falls in love with Caitlin, she vows never to see him again, and he can no longer deny life’s invitation to his own healing.

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The Keeper is a thought-provoking drama exploring friendship and love's mysterious power. The atypical romance within this PG-rated novel weaves its way through a psychological story of human relationships and social satire.

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