Memphis & Me
*Previously published as Blue Like Elvis
Do you remember where you were the day Elvis died?
I do. I know exactly where I was.
I was there.
In the summer of 1977, Shelby Colter moved back to Memphis, Tennessee hoping to make a fresh start after breaking off her engagement. Working as a patient representative hostess at Baptist Memorial Hospital — the world's largest private hospital — she’s thrilled with her new job, assisting patients with their non-medical needs. She has to laugh at her colorful co-workers who constantly chat about Elvis-sightings. After all, Baptist Memorial was “Elvis's hospital.”
Shelby hits the ground running, taking care of her patients, getting to know her new friends, and bumping into ... Dr. Tucker Thompson? Who knew that annoying kid who used to hang out with her big brother was now a resident at BMH? Little Chubby Tucker — a compassionate, handsome doctor?
As the summer rolls along, three people she loves face life-threatening situations, drawing Shelby back to her faith. And then one night, in a hospital prayer room, she pours out her heart to a most unexpected visitor.
AUTHOR'S NOTE: Memphis & Me is fiction - well, most of it anyway. After college, my first "real job" was at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis working as a patient representative, a one-of-a-kind program created by hospital president, Frank Groner. While most of this novel is fiction, the settings of Shelby's adventures are based on my own experiences during that time ... including the day Elvis died, on August 16, 1977.