Upcoming Events

Janet L. Greger and Bug
  • October 22, 2015, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM - Book signing in NM Book Coop Booth at NM Library Association Annual Conference (Marriott Pyramid, 5151 San Francisco Rd. NE, Albuquerque).
  • October 23, 2015, 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM - Talk on "Science in Your Fiction" at NM Library Association annual meeting at ABQ Marriott Pyramid (5151 San Francisco Rd, NE, ABQ)


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More About The Author


I write medical suspense and mystery novels with tidbits about recent scientific advances and glimpses of life within the scientific/medical community. My novels are examples of a new genre of books: science in fiction or lab lit. But don’t worry if you’re not much interested in science, you’ll find the action exciting and the characters just quirky enough to be appealing.

I used to be a professor in the biological sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. I learned how to make lectures on metabolic pathways interesting to students in a required course at 8:30 in the morning. I also co-wrote four edition of a textbook (Nutrition for Living) for liberal arts students taking a required science survey course. Again not an easy audience to engage.

I have two great passions – my dog Bug and travel. Bug my Japanese Chin is a pet therapy dog at local hospitals and the inspiration for the Bug in my novels. I’ve included my travels to Bolivia and Cuba in Ignore the Pain and Malignancy. I’ve done consulting on scientific and educational issues in the Untied Arab Emirates and Lebanon, and I’m toying with the idea on sending Sara to the Middle East in our next adventure. When I’m not traveling, Bug and I live in the American Southwest.

Audiences (at continuing education classes, conferences, community centers, and libraries) have enjoyed my lectures on "Science in Fiction" and "Diet Fiction" along with my book signings. I’m always willing to tackle new audiences. Contact me if you want more info.

I am a member of Croak and Dagger (the Albuquerque Chapter of Sisters in Crime) and Public Safety Writers Association.

Thumbnails Of Novels

  • Learn whether the Philippine flu or a drug kingpin caught in a quarantine is more deadly in Coming Flu.
  • Discover whether an ambitious young “diet doctor” or old-timers with buried secrets are killers in Murder: A New Way to Lose Weight.
  • Feel the fear as an epidemiologist on a public health assignment is chased from New Mexico to the Witches’ Market of La Paz, Bolivia in Ignore the Pain.
  • Know the tension of a woman scientist as she tries to escape the clutches of a drug lord and accepts a risky assignment in Cuba in Malignancy.