Retired paramedic wins Independent Book Publisher Award

Retired paramedic wins Independent Book Publisher Award

Retired paramedic and author Graeme Taylor has won a bronze medal in the 2021 Independent Publisher Book Awards for A Paramedic’s Tales: Hilarious, Horrible and Heartwarming True Stories. This BC bestseller was selected as one of the best books published in the Canada West--Best Regional Non-Fiction category.

Each year since 1996, the Independent Publisher Book Awards have identified a reading list of progressive, thought-provoking books, the kind that can touch lives, advance careers, and stretch the imagination. The “IPPY” Awards showcase the best books from throughout North America and the English-speaking world in a broad range of styles and subjects.

In A Paramedic’s Tales, Graeme Taylor reveals all—from the humorous to the horrific. Taylor, who worked as a paramedic for twenty-one years in Vancouver’s Lower Mainland, the BC Interior and Victoria, shares true stories that are both gritty and uncensored, yet the compassion and courage shown by his co-workers, patients and even the strangers he encountered weave a stirring thread through the collection.

From the near-daily task of deciding whether to send someone to the ER or the drunk tank, to the occasional miracle, to the just plain ridiculous, readers will gain insight into everyday life in emergency medicine.

After retiring from the British Columbia Ambulance Service, Taylor completed a PhD. He is also the author of Evolution’s Edge: The Coming Collapse and Transformation of Our World (New Society, 2008), which also won an IPPY medal as the book “most likely to save the planet.” Dr. Taylor currently lives and works in Brisbane, Australia.