Martha B. Boone is a private practice urologist. The Big Free is her first novel. She did her surgical and urology training in New Orleans at Tulane and worked for six years at Charity Hospital. She is one of the first one hundred women in the world trained in urology. She writes the humor and horror of the world of medicine as only a true insider can write. She lives in an Atlanta suburb with her husband and two stepdaughters. Their family likes to sail, travel, and cook.