BAD LOVE STRIKES
I have been a board-certified cancer specialist practicing radiation oncology for 32 years as of July 1st, 2019. I am the youngest of three children and have two older sisters, Kathy Williams and Denise Bourg. As a cancer doctor, I know firsthand that cancer can indiscriminately affect anyone at any time. In December of 2016, cancer hit home for our family when my sister, Kathy Williams, was diagnosed with stage III, triple-negative breast cancer (a particularly virulent type). Kathy bravely accepted her diagnosis and steadfastly endured nearly six months of very intensive chemotherapy, followed by double mastectomy and reconstructive surgery. She then worked hard at physically and mentally recovering from all of her treatments. I am pleased to report that she has been in a complete remission and cancer-free since late summer 2017.
For as long as I can remember, Kathy and I have shared a love for any story that involves time travel. Two years after her diagnosis of breast cancer, in early December 2018, I read the story of the Phantom Fortress and became inspired to write this book based on time travel. I actually started writing on January 14th of this year; many days later, I realized that I had started writing on Kathy’s birthday. Therefore, it is only fitting and right that I dedicate this book to my sister Kathy Williams, who has been—and will continue to be—an inspiration to us all.
BAD LOVE TIGERS
I have been a board-certified cancer specialist practicing radiation oncology for 33 years as of
July 1 st 2020. I am the youngest of three children and have two older sisters, Kathy Williams and
Denise Bourg. My first novel, “Bad Love Strikes” was dedicated to Kathy, who remains in
remission from her breast cancer. This second novel, “Bad Love Tigers” is dedicated to Denise
Bourg, the middle child in our family of three siblings.
Growing up together, Denise and I were close enough in age to play games together (mainly
Monopoly, Risk and card games such as Go Fish and War). While we evenly divided our victories
and losses in Monopoly and card games, Denise consistently suffered humiliating losses in the
game of Risk for many years. Finally late one night when we were older, she won in a marathon
game of Risk. With the curse broken, she called our family in the wee hours of the night
informing them of her victory! It was a hilarious ending to a long drought!
Denise has a true heart of gold and a passion to selflessly help and serve other people during
her journey through this life. Devoted to her strong faith in God and to her husband (Curt
Bourg, a retired airline executive), she has moved more than twenty times and is now happily
retired in Virginia! She has worked as a Math Teacher, Cheerleading Coach, a Florist and a Non-
Profit executive amongst other things. She has volunteered to help homeless people get back
on their way again into society.
Being close in age, Denise and I negotiated for our favorite T.V. shows growing up together in
the 1960s and 1970s. We found common ground with both science fiction and especially spy
and espionage-themed shows. “Bad Love Tigers” has plenty of espionage and science fiction to
make it the perfect book to dedicate to Denise. She her husband and I are all graduates of the
University of Missouri – Columbia. We are all tied together as “Mizzou Tigers”!