I started life on a small dairy farm near the Canadian border in Derby, Vermont. After Montpelier High School, I graduated summa cum laude from Texas Christian University in Fort Worth. I completed medical school at the University of Vermont, then moved to Nashville to complete residency training with my new husband, Nathan. I opened a private practice in internal medicine in 1989, and I have been doctoring ever since.
I am the proud mother of two: Eliza, a veterinary student in Knoxville who hopes one day to be a zoo vet, and Steven, an industrial engineer in Denver who loves skiing and hiking in the Rocky Mountains. My husband, Nathan, is a church organist and member of a Beatles tribute band called “The WannaBeatles.” The band has even been nominated for a Grammy award!
I cater to the whims of a blind, yappy, but adorable silky terrier named Tiger Lily and force myself to jog in a usually failing attempt to keep my weight and love of chocolate at bay.
I first dabbled my fingers in writing by publishing a story in Chicken Soup for the Soul. This was followed by six other stories in their anthologies. I then compiled a collection of humorous and inspiring patient stories in a book called, Patients I Will Never Forget.
After two years of extensive reading and research, I collaborated with Sue Pace Bell to write a guidebook for those taking care of loved ones with dementia. The Alzheimer’s Disease Caregiver’s Handbook: What to Remember When They Forget is now available from Amazon.
I recently published my first novel, a clean Christian romance entitled, Can You Lose the Unibrow? The book features a frumpy female physician and her nerdy accountability partner in their hilarious quest to find love online. Can You Lose the Unibrow? is the first in my 5-book series that I will complete over the next 3 years. Each book in the Ladies in Lab Coats series will highlight a woman physician.
I am an active member of the Middle Tennessee American Christian Fiction Writers group, and I have attended several national conferences to perfect my writing skills.
Settle back with a mug of tea and a good book! I hope to get to meet you someday at a speaking event or book signing. If not, link up with me on my Facebook Author’s page and sign up for my quarterly newsletter to stay abreast of new medical findings and book releases.