ER Doctor by day, horror author by night

My debut novel, The Broken Heart, is now available!

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Casey Philips has it all: a deadbeat husband, a psychopathic son, a beautiful newborn daughter, and catastrophic heart failure necessitating an organ transplant. When a serial killer becomes an unexpected organ donor, Casey gets a heart and a new lease on life.

But dark dreams plague the disgruntled housewife – visions of places she’s never been, chasing women she’s never met. Sometimes, Casey wakes up outside her kids’ rooms without realizing how she got there – knife in hand.

How far will a mother with a newly acquired taste for vengeance go to right the wrongs of an abusive husband, an increasingly violent son, and even her own sins? Only the heart knows what it truly wants.


The Broken Heart is a fast-paced and inventive horror thriller – tightly plotted, brutal, and woven with humor. N.J. Gallegos sets her work apart with her medical expertise, sharp wit, and willingness to get as gross as horror fans could want, while spinning a riveting thriller that will satisfy fans of both genres. Strap in, because this ride doesn’t stop till the very last page.” – Laurel Hightower, author of Crossroads and Below


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