Oak Tree Press Author Greger, J.

Author Greger, J. L.JL Greger

I write thrillers and mystery novels with tidbits about recent scientific advances. For example, did you know Cuban researchers recently patented a vaccine against a rare type of lung cancer? When you read my thriller Malignancy, you’ll see this fact makes modern Cuba emerge from the pages of the novel.

Don’t worry if you’re not much interested in science, my novels are filled with action and suspense, twisted but convincing plots, and the characters just quirky enough to be appealing. My four mystery/ thrillers are: Coming Flu, Murder: A New Way to Lose Weight, Ignore the Pain, and Malignancy.

When I was a professor in the biological sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, I sharpened my story-telling skills while lecturing on biochemistry and nutrition at eight-thirty in the morning. Let me explain. Students were more likely attend class and to retain the “dry” facts if I “humanized” the science with relevant stories. I enjoy writing novels because now the facts are secondary to the story, instead of vice versa.

My short stories focus on families and their crises. One of them “Shoes” won an award from the Public Safety Writers Association. My two great passions are Bug and travel. Bug is a pet therapy dog at local hospitals and the inspiration for the Bug in my novels. I’ve included my travels to Bolivia and Cuba in Ignore the Pain and Malignancy. I’ve done consulting in the Untied Arab Emirates and Lebanon, and I’m toying with the idea on sending Sara to the Middle East in our next adventure. When I’m not traveling, Bug and I live in the American Southwest.


Coming Flu
When a mysterious flu breaks out in La Bendita, the lives of its residents change...[read more]
Ignore the Pain
Sara Almquist couldn’t say no when invited to be the epidemiologist...[read more]
Men disguised as police officers shoot at Sara Almquist twice...[read more]

Murder: A New Way to Lose Weight
Someone in this southwestern medical school doesn’t like women...[read more]

A woman’s past provides clues for the extraction of a nuclear scientist from Iran in Saw You in Beirut [read more]