THE LIFE AND TIMES OF JAMIE LEE COLEMAN by Dr. Michael E. Glasscock III to be Released 9/9
At 80 years old, Dr. Michael E. Glasscock III may be the busiest and most productive octogenarian in the country. He is an internationally recognized clinician, surgeon and educator in otolaryngology. He still performs ear implant surgeries to alleviate sensorineural hearing loss at The Glasscock Hearing Implant Center in Houston. He currently serves as an Adjunct Professor at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville and acts as a consultant to three medical device companies. He has authored more than 250 peer-reviewed publications and a reference book, Surgery of the Ear, considered by his peers to be the definitive textbook on the subject. Glasscock, who himself suffers from hearing loss, has been involved in the development of two major middle ear implants that have been approved by the FDA. He also is an actor who has appeared in commercials and independent films, and a licensed airplane and helicopter pilot.
And if all of that isn't enough to start a conversation at a cocktail party, Mike Glasscock can always speak about his "true passion" these days writing fiction. He has published three novels with Greenleaf Books in the last three years and is poised to release his fourth novel and an e-book novella this year.
The Life and Times of Jamie Lee Coleman, scheduled for release on September 9, 2014, is the third in a four-part series of stories inspired by the author's childhood experiences in a small town in Tennessee, not unlike the mythical Round Rock portrayed in his fictional series. The first two books in the "Round Rock" quartet are Little Joe and The Trial of Dr. Kate.
"I absolutely love writing, creating characters and dialogue," says Glasscock, who first encountered his creative muse a decade ago. "Even when I'm at the clinic, if I have an hour between patients, I'll run up to my office and keep working on a story. I don't really spend much time plotting the stories out, I just start writing and my imagination takes over."