Physician Stephen Russell to release first of three novels Feb. 12

blood moneyAssociate Professor Stephen Russell, M.D., in the Division of General Internal Medicine, strongly believes creativity is an important aspect of medicine, so much so that he teaches his students to use art to enhance their skills as physicians. Russell's fascination with history and the impact people made on history gave him a deep appreciation for the arts, reading — and writing. On Feb. 12, Blue Jay Media Group will release “Blood Money,” the first of Russell's three novels scheduled to be published.

A release party for “Blood Money” is scheduled for Feb. 12 at Cantina Grill in Pepper Place, and a book-signing is scheduled Feb. 19 at Little Professor Book Center in Homewood. Preorders will be available at Barnes & Noble and in the iTunes bookstore. Paperback books will be available at Little Professor in Homewood and can be ordered from upon the book's release.