Balancing a demanding profession like medicine with other ventures can be quite challenging. But it was a challenge that Frank Hamre chose to take on nonetheless. Despite his thriving medical career, he has started on a path to becoming a fiction author and doesn’t plan to hold back.
Frank was born and raised in Madrid, Spain, back in 1993. However, he comes from a mixed ancestry of Spanish and Norwegian lineage. Accordingly, he would spend his childhood jumping between two countries before settling in Spain for good. While frequently crossing boundaries, one thing that remained constant in his life was a deep love and fascination for crime novels, thrillers, and other fiction literature of an adjacent genre. As a result, he grew up reading a lot of Agatha Christie, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Leo Tolstoy and Haruki Murakami.
Hamre loved to join literary contests and frequently won them, signalling to him that writing would become a stable figure in his life. His father was a writer, which also helped fuel his desire to become a creator himself. But in 2017, he graduated from Complutense University and decided that he would become a doctor once he returned to Spain. Through all that time, Frank’s love for literature remained. And so, in 2020, he decided that he would go back to writing.
In February 2021, Frank released his first book Sunset at LAX, a crime novel that followed the story of LAPD cop Damon Lattimore, who scours the streets of Southern California searching for the murderer of a surgeon while also facing his inner demons. Through the ordeal, the law enforcer would cross paths with a Finnish ice hockey player Michael Haikkanen, who becomes a part of the narrative very much through an uncanny twist of fate.
Sunset at LAX is now available on Amazon in ebook format and paperback. Frank has followed up his first literary project with another, which he released for free in October. The sophomore novel is entitled Tokyo Blues. It continues the adventures of Damon Lattimore, who travels to Tokyo, Japan, to solve the mysterious death of Olympic sportsman Travis Harrison. He is found in his hotel room with no signs of struggle. Tokyo Blues dives into more three-dimensional realities such as politics, diplomatic scandals, and racial and cultural differences between people from the East and West. Frank Hamre has made the virtual copy of the book available on his Twitter account.
Despite his demanding medical career, Frank Hamre finds time to nurture his writing career. Besides writing crime fiction books, the doctor also serves as a copywriter and contributor for online publications. Currently, he writes in publications in the lifestyle and mental health spaces. The doctor’s keen attention to detail and ability to bring words to life makes him a prolific writer. Still, Frank believes that there is more to his skill than he has now tapped into. He hopes to continue developing his writing skills and growing his followership. Currently, he also vlogs about writing and teaches what he has learned so far as a writer.