Kimmery Martin describes herself as “a doctor, mother and professional book nerd, who is happiest lounging on a porch with something good to read.” Martin is an emergency medicine physician/novelist who draws from real-life experience as inspiration for her books.
“I’ve never really heard of anyone in the medical field who has turned to writing,” said Elizabeth Hamilton, Carmel Clay Public Library foundation director. “We’ve had plenty of attorneys who have made the transition but not someone who is a medical professional.”
Martin is visiting CCPL March 5 at 6:30 p.m. in the Main Library Program Room.
“I’ve been trying to diversify the types of authors we bring to the library,” Hamilton said. “I think she’ll bring a bit of a different perspective. She uses her medical knowledge and training to twist and tell a story while weaving her background into it.”
Martin’s first novel, “The Queen of Hearts,” was published in 2018 and explores the secrets in a friendship between a cardiologist and a trauma surgeon. She will discuss her latest novel, “The Antidote for Everything,” while visiting CCPL. The book details two doctors’ friendship and the paths each much choose between treating patients and keeping their jobs.
“In the book, the doctors find out the hospital has a policy about not treating transgender patients,” Hamilton said. “These physicians disagree with the policy, and they end up standing up for the rights of all patients. I think this is a conversation we need to be having in every community.”
The book will be available for purchase at the event.
“It’s funny when we read a piece of literature, we all have a different perspective on it, but it’s always fun to hear the author’s take on what they write,” Hamilton said. “I think she’ll be great for our audience.”
Registration is required by emailing the foundation office at email@example.com or by calling 317-814-3984.