Episode 47: Dr Judy Melinek and TJ Mitchell – Aftershock, Forensic Pathology, and Life in New Zealand

Today my guests are Dr Judy Melinek and TJ Mitchell, authors of Aftershock.

What we discuss:

  • Their relocation to New Zealand in July of 2020
  • The COVID response in New Zealand and how it could be applied to other countries
  • Some of the differences in life and forensic pathology between to US and New Zealand
  • The writing process for Aftershock, and how it was different from First Cut
  • The character development of Dr Jessie Teska
  • The importance of using real forensic pathology in their books
  • Mentors that influenced both Dr Melinek and TJ

Links for this episode:

Health Podcast Network

Dress A Med Scrubs

Dr Melinek on Twitter

TJ Mitchell on Twitter

Dr Working Stiff Website

Buy Aftershock from Amazon


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