I recently completed a 20-year career in public health. Prior to that, my life varied from a period spent in the military as a United Nations Peacekeeper in the Middle East to employment as a refugee relief worker in a camp for Bosnian Muslims in Croatia. To date, excerpts from my novel, A Cypress Tree Has No Shadow, have appeared in the September, November, and December 2022 Novel Excerpt sections of The Write Launch online literary magazine. Another work (Checkpoint 104, a short fiction set in Israel) has been published online in the Bangalore Review. Previously published works of non-fiction have appeared in professional journals (Cultural Survival Quarterly, the Journal of International Women’s Studies, and Ethnicity & Health) on subjects of women’s health (sexual assault during wartime), and health and human rights.