About the Author
E.Z.Friedel is a board certified orthopedic surgeon who graduated from Albert Einstein and Mt.Sinai residency programs in New York. After serving as a major in the U.S. army, he moved to Montgomery County, Maryland where he began his private practice. He was the chairman of the Orthopedic Surgery Division at Washington Adventist Hospital for over ten years, specializing in sports medicine and trauma. He was a staff member at Suburban Hospital, across the street from Bethesda Naval Hospital, where the JFK autopsy had been performed. He was friends with the Naval Surgeon assigned to perform that autopsy. His many conversations with this doctor who went on to become the Head of Vascular Surgery at a nearby major hospital provided the first hand, true life account that has formed the basis for his novel. In another life, he was sports editor of his high school newspaper, the Valley Stream Crier. As a baby boomer, Dr.Friedel has a special interest in biopics about the stars of the late 50's and early 60's. He has combined his knowledge of forensic medicine and psychiatry to write The Red Diary, a memoir based on the last years of Marilyn Monroe's life. This period piece explains her murder and the massive cover-up that followed. The Regenerates is a much more lighthearted and sexy romp. A sports medicine physician falls in love with two women, while developing a method of regenerating super limbs. He performs this operation on several unlikely patients, who he then adds to the roster of a failing football team. The results are outlandish, yet inspiring. Roadside Unrest is a horror story about a roadside memorial tree with special powers. When a loving family moves into the model neighborhood and petitions for the tree's removal, all hell breaks loose.