Josh Bazell has a BA in writing from Brown University and a MD from Columbia University. He is currently a medical resident at the University of California, San Francisco, and is currently writing his second novel! Sounds like a busy guy to me! We recently reviewed the amazing Beat The Reaper (review) and felt it would be appropriate to get some answers from the guy that wrote the book. Do you intend to write move stories based around Peter Brown? Yeah.  Working on one now.  I love that guy. Did ER or similar programs influence you? Not so much.  Partly because I get a fair amount of that stuff at work, and partly because if I’m going to watch television it’s going to be either a lot less trashy or a lot more trashy than “ER.” Was the film script approach by design? If the question is whether I set out to write a book that would feel cinematic, the answer is no.  I worked as a screenwriter for a while, and “Beat the Reaper” felt like a break from that.  But maybe screenwriting warped me for life. Have you been approached to make this into a film? Film rights have been optioned by New Regency (“Marley and Me”) along with Appian Way (Leonardo di Caprio’s company).  If they make it, I promise I’ll go see it. Can you tell us anything about your next project? It’s a sequel but it’s a lot different.  It’s being a lot of fun so far.  Let’s hope anybody else feels that way about it. You can find out more about Josh by clicking here!