The Streets Ran Red – a Medical Author Chat with Morgan Lawrence

The Streets Ran Red by Morgan Lawrence is a book that “puts you in the driver’s seat” of the real life of being a paramedic that is based on the authors twenty years as a paramedic, physician’s assistant, and traumatologist. The book is based on Morgan’s “real events and real cases”.

Morgan became a paramedic after serving as an aviator in the Vietnam War. After the war he attended a sheriff department meeting, mostly for the coffee and donuts, and left signed up for one of the first paramedic classes in Texas. After twenty years in the field a new reporter (now the most famous woman in the world) suggested he write a book. He began writing the book after a severe injury took him off the job. The book was not published until 2008.

Like other episodes of the Medical Author Chat I asked Morgan for his advice to aspiring authors. He suggested lots of notes and selecting a view-point. The Streets Ran Red is available from The Streets Ran Red( link) and Morgan’s website. If you order from his website he will autograph the book for you. Morgan is also available for book signings and public speaking. He currently works and speaks in the field of Forensic Psychology and Forensic Traumatology.


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.