Please Welcome Jerrid Edgington!!

Jerrid

Hi everyone!  Happy New Year from us!  We have had a wonderful, extremely busy Christmas and New Years!  But, now that January is here, we are ready to get back to it!!  This week for our author spotlight, we have the privilege of Jerrid Edgington visiting with us!  His life story is amazing!!  Let’s jump in so you can learn a little about this awesome author:

BIO- Jerrid Edgington has been a Paramedic since 1997 working in four different states. He is currently living and working in Poteau, Oklahoma where he is a Paramedic for Le Flore County EMS. He is happily married to Jody, and they’ve recently had an addition to their family on October 16th when they were blessed with the birth of Zoey, their daughter. Jerrid spent several years as a semi-professional football player, officiated high school varsity football and basketball, and also enjoys woodworking as well as writing in his spare time. Jerrid is currently writing a medical fiction thriller series called Racing the Reaper.

 Racing the Reaper
Ever wondered what it would be like to walk in the shoes of a Paramedic? Then Racing the Reaper is the book for you. It’s the first book in the trilogy.
Synopsis of Racing the Reaper – Jacob Myers was a normal, average, run of the mill kind of guy. He often felt that his life was meant for something greater. But without any formal education, he was stuck at a mundane office job. That all changed one night when he suffered a spinal cord injury that nearly left him paralyzed and trapped in a wheel chair. Through his recovery process, he found the direction in his life he’d been longing for; to get a job in EMS. Jacob suffered through mistake after mistake with his new job, but began to learn how to deal with life and death situations, as well as the emotional and physical rigors the job put him through. After two years as an EMT-Basic, he went to Paramedic school. Upon completion, he took to the streets and had to learn a completely new set of rules. As if his job wasn’t difficult enough, Jacob had a stalker that was a former patient. She made his life a living hell. In dealing with life and death, then a stalker, Jacob wasn’t sure if he’d made the right career choice. Along with seeing the things he did in the field, his he began to question his faith in God. Would he survive the streets and the psychotic stalker, Becca?
How thrilling!  We cannot wait to read this book.  Here are the social media links so that you can connect with Jerrid yourself.
Twitter- @jerridedgington

Thanks so much for joining us today.  Blessings!!

K.R. and T.L.

 

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4 thoughts on “Please Welcome Jerrid Edgington!!

  1. Welcome Jerrid!
    I cannot wait to read your book! I can relate with your adventures of being a Paramedic. I worked in one of Amarillo’s biggest hospital’s ER. I know that our ER was wild and crazy, with the same type of patients, you described. I didn’t have one stalk me, like you did, but there were still some crazy people who came through the ER. Of course Saturday nights were the wild nights…..everything, you could imagine came through and then some.On the full moon nights, people, wouldn’t believe how ‘different’ the incidents would be on these nights. No matter what day of the week it was! Everyone who worked in ER or brought patients in, we were all one big family. There were some sad situations, who would come in and yes, like you, I took these ‘individuals’ and their families’ stories home with me. It would take me a while to get over them. Yes, I would ask God, why ‘bad things’ had to happen to kids or other people. My faith in God is what kept me going in that ‘special’ job. I loved it! We could probably exchange some ‘stories’ ! The only difference in the patients in Poteau and Amarillo, is that Amarillo is bigger and has more people, but their stories are still the same.

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