Black Ice – Medical Author Chat with Jaxine Daniels

EMT and romance novelist, Jaxine Daniels, discusses her series of novels featuring paramedics and rescue jumpers in this issue of the Medical Author Chat. Jaxine is the author of two books ([amazon-product text=”Black Ice” type=”text”]1894869710[/amazon-product] and [amazon-product text=”Thin Ice” type=”text”]1554100607[/amazon-product]) that feature a paramedic that works for a fictional hockey team. The other series of five books revolves around the “danger, excitement, and love lives of an Air Force Para-Rescue Team.”

Jaxine and I discuss her work as an EMT in the high mountains of Colorado that has also involved work in search and rescue and how that has inspired her asĀ  a writer. She also tells about how her own experience of being a patient had a big impact on her patient care.

We also dig into the Romance Novel genre. I now know that a romance novel needs to focus on romance and end in a committed relationship. Jaxine shares that writing is a touch business. “Don’t go here if you can’t take rejection,” she warns. We also discuss the importance of character development and her process to plan the characters and general plots before she started writing.

Books by Jaxine Daniels are available from and her website


By Greg Friese

Greg Friese, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, is an author, educator, paramedic, and marathon runner.

Greg was the co-host of the award winning EMSEduCast podcast, the only podcast by and for EMS educators. Greg has written for,, Wilderness Medical Associates, JEMS Magazine, and EMS World Magazine, and the NAEMSE Educator Newsletter.