7 years in the making: How old files led to my Africa smallpox memoir

Have you ever read through a box of old letters and said this to yourself? “I’ve got to write this book!” My Public Health, Paperholic Husband After my husband Carl passed away in early 2014, I had the daunting task of sorting through his bank of filing cabinets. Off and on during our fifty-three years…

300 Years Ago a Woman Made Public Health History

Who is your favorite unsung hero? Lady Mary Wortley Montagu is one of mine! Had she invented something? No. Had she pulled someone from a burning building? Well, no. And yes. She learned what some other women–unsung heroes–were already doing in Turkey. And she tried it. Inoculation. It greatly reduced the carnage of killer smallpox!…

Vaccines and Bayonets: Launch Celebration June 24!

I am very excited to announce the official launch of Vaccines & Bayonets on Gavin Roy Presents YouTube Channel, June 24th at 430pm PDT. Please bring your friends and your book club! Looking forward to seeing you! What’s the book about? The author’s childhood dream is coming true. She leaves her small-town roots and heads…