Episode 001 – Interview with author and podcaster Sam Bradley

On this episode  :    I interview medic, author, and podcaster    Sam Bradley AKA McKenna Sinclair.

 About the author

McKenna Sinclair, AKA Sam Bradley, MS, EMT-P has spent over 35 years as a paramedic working in Emergency Medical Services. She has experience in the ambulance, emergency room and fire department environments. She currently works as a consultant doing firefighter training and quality improvement. She is the Training Officer for the federal Disaster Medical Assistance Team, CA-6. She is a photographer, public speaker, educator and podcaster when she isn’t writing. Sam has spent many years as a CISM peer counselor and educator. She has written for EMS related journals, online publications and fire/EMS textbook publishers. Sam is currently working on the third book of her medical romance series, “Partners, Odyssey of the Phoenix”, and has published three short stories for anthologies. She loves dogs and banana cream pie.

About the books

odd-1A man and a woman, paramedic-firefighters, falling in love

AJ Donovan is an extraordinary Rescue Technician. He’s never failed to save a life. Quinlan O’Leary, AJ’s new female partner, is the only woman who’s ever cared for him without wanting something in return. even in the worst of circumstances. When she saves his life from drowning, a spark of trust opens the door to new feelings. Can Quin’s love heal his damaged heart?

Ride along in the Rescue with AJ and Quin and see what life is like for those who devote their lives to taking care of others. Experience the deep relationships that exist between firefighters and other emergency professionals whether loyal friendships or forever loves.

odd-2Paramedic-firefighters, loyalty of brothers and the healing power of love

Newly married to his firefighter-paramedic partner, Quin, AJ Donovan is in love, has purchased a fixer-upper and is looking forward to starting a family. Life couldn’t be better until a decision made during a trauma call throws his life into chaos. An enemy not only threatens his life but is intent on psychologically destroying him. The effort to save AJ involves a police sting operation, jail time and going face-to-face with the man he learns terrorized him in the past. Can the love of his friends and family give AJ the strength he needs to survive?

Ride along in the Rescue with AJ, Quin and Chris and see what life is like for those who devote their lives to taking care of others. Even heroes have weaknesses that could put their lives at risk. Experience the deep relationships that exist between firefighters and other EMS professionals whether loyal friendships or forever loves.


xiphos-booksThis episode was brought to you by Xiphos Books & Training. Xiphos Books is responsible for books such as ‘Welcome to New Orleans… How many shots did you hear? Volume 1 and 2 as well as the fiction novel A Salty Life & A Traitor’s Death. Be sure to stop by their website and look at their books, training and public speaking dates.


Remember that next episode we will be interviewing retired LAPD Officer and author of his just released novel False Negatives. Come back for a listen.

 Show Links

Words off the street




@streetwordscast on Twitter

In our New, News, and Noteworthy

Your Daddy’s a Police Officer at Amazon


Bernard-Schaffer’s author page

Guest Sam Bradley




McKenna-Sinclair’s Authors page on Amazon

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