Wednesday, September 14, 2011

If I could be anyone, I'd be... #watchingwillowwatts

In honor of Watching Willow Watts's book launch, Talli Roland is hosting the "If I could be anyone, I'd be..." blogfest today. Her novel Watching Willow Watts is a great read, and you can read my review of it here

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If I could be anyone, I'd be...

Kathy Reichs


Here is her bio from her website: Kathy Reichs’s first novel Déjà Dead catapulted her to fame when it became a New York Times bestseller and won the 1997 Ellis Award for Best First Novel. Her other Temperance Brennan novels include Death du Jour, Deadly Décisions, Fatal Voyage, Grave Secrets, Bare Bones, Monday Mourning, Cross Bones, Break No Bones, Bones to Ashes, Devil Bones, and 206 Bones, Spider Bones (August, 2010), and Flash and Bones (August, 2011). Dr. Reichs is a producer of the hit Fox TV series, Bones, which is based on her work and her novels.

From teaching FBI agents how to detect and recover human remains, to separating and identifying commingled body parts in her Montreal lab, as a forensic anthropologist Kathy Reichs has brought her own dramatic work experience to her mesmerizing forensic thrillers. For years she consulted to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in North Carolina, and continues to do so for the Laboratoire de Sciences Judiciaires et de Médecine Légale for the province of Québec. Dr. Reichs has travelled to Rwanda to testify at the UN Tribunal on Genocide, and helped exhume a mass grave in Guatemala. As part of her work at JPAC (Formerly CILHI) she aided in the identification of war dead from World War II, Korea, and Southeast Asia. Dr. Reichs also assisted with identifying remains found at ground zero of the World Trade Center following the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

Dr. Reichs is one of only eighty-two forensic anthropologists ever certified by the American Board of Forensic Anthropology. She served on the Board of Directors and as Vice President of both the American Academy of Forensic Sciences and the American Board of Forensic Anthropology, and is currently a member of the National Police Services Advisory Council in Canada. She is a Professor in the Department of Anthropology at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte.

Dr. Reichs is a native of Chicago, where she received her Ph.D. at Northwestern. She now divides her time between Charlotte, NC and Montreal, Québec.


She's a forensic anthropologist and author. I absolutely love the TV show Bones and have read most of the Temperance Brennan books. I don't know how she does all she does, but I just think she's awesome.

A side note: My mom's name is Kathie Reich and librarians often mention Kathy Reichs when her name comes up.

24 comments:

Talli Roland said...

Wow - she sounds absolutely amazing! I'd love to be her, too. Great choice!

Thanks so much for taking part, Cherie!

Clarissa Draper said...

She's a wonderful choice and highly esteemed among women because of her choice of work.

Susan Fields said...

Wow - what an amazing woman! She must not need sleep. :) I've heard of her as an author, but I didn't know she did all that other stuff besides. Great choice!

J.L. Campbell said...

Awesome choice, Cherie. her credentials are impressive. I read her books, as well and I also watch bones. That's an all-round awesome woman!

Samantha Vérant said...

Wow! Really cool write-up. I've seen Bones, but hadn't heard of her. Thanks!

Bish Denham said...

It's nice to finally "meet" the person behind the series, one I actually like. Temperance cracks me up!

Jessica Bell said...

oh BONES is one of my favorite shows! :o) never read Reich's books but I think I should give them a go.

Nicole Zoltack said...

Awesome choice! I can't believe I didn't think to pick her considering my forensic background. I loved Deja Dead!

Morgan said...

Great choice :) I had the pleasure of hearing Kathy speak at a UNC-Charlotte event once, and I actually got a chance to meet her before hand. She's really nice, but kind of shy- you can really see parts of her in Bones :)

Rachel Morgan said...

I had no idea who this person was when I first saw the name, but she sounds pretty fantastic!

Christine Rains said...

Wow, that's amazing! I've never heard about her before, but I like the show. Funny how her name is almost exactly like your mom's. :)

Julie said...

Fabulous choice! I love her books, but I've never seen Bones. How funny that your mom's name is so close! I'm heading to read your review of WWW now. :)

Len Lambert said...

What an amazing choice! I've got one of Katy Reich's books on my TBR shelf but haven't gotten the chance to read it yet...now I think I should :)

Talei said...

Fantastic choice, certainly an inspirational lady! ;-)

Michael Di Gesu said...

That is one amazing woman... I can certainly see why you'd want to be her.

Cherie Reich said...

Morgan - That's so cool you got to meet her and hear her speak at UNC-Charlotte event. She was at the Virginia Festival of the Book, but I didn't find out until her talk was booked, so I didn't go. If I had known, I would've gone.

Christine - I think it's very neat that her name is so similar to my mom's. They're both awesome!

Len - I really enjoyed Kathy Reichs' books. They're much different than BONES, but still good. I need to read her YA series. I have book one and book two comes out soon.

Gina Dickerson said...

I've seen 'Bones' but never heard of her. Definitely be adding her to my must read list now. Great post.

The Golden Eagle said...

I read one of her books, the YA/SF/Adventure Virals, but I hadn't known she was so active in forensic anthropology! She sounds amazing.

Great choice! :)

Alleged Author said...

Too cool! I will have to check her out.

Melissa Bradley said...

I love Dr. Reichs, too. She is an incredible woman and a role model for young women. And she's from my town. Yay!

L. Diane Wolfe said...

That's fascinating she was involved in the work. I bet her novels are spot-on accurate.

alexia said...

Very cool! That's a neat show; I had no idea it was based on novels.

Kari Marie said...

What an amazing and accomplished woman. I've never watched Bones, but I've had several people tell me I would love it.

Deniz Bevan said...

Great choice! And hey, she's from Montreal too :-)