Harry Kraus

Best-selling author Harry Kraus, MD, is a board-certified surgeon whose contemporary fiction (beginning with 1994’s Stainless Steal Hearts and including his 2001 best-seller Could I Have This Dance?) is characterized by medical realism. He practices surgery in Virginia and formerly in Kenya where he served as a missionary surgeon. He's also the author of two works of nonfiction.

Books by this Author

The Six-Liter Club
Salty Like Blood


My Life in 8 Words

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. "Grace from the cutting edge"

Q. If you could meet any historical character, who would it be and what would you say to him or her?

A. I'd like to meet the Apostle Paul and ask him questions about my life's direction.

Q. With whom in history do you most identify?

A. The disciple of Christ, Peter. Sometimes bumbling, denying his Lord, but effective, passionate for the cause.

Q. Who is your favorite fictional villain?

A. Dr. Simons, from my first three novels. Motivated. Passionate. But oh, so wrong!

Q. What trait is most noticeable about you?

A. I hope that it is that I am approachable, not so caught up in the prestige of being a surgeon or author.