About the Author
Barbara Redmond was a freelance writer from 1968 to 1978. During that time, her work was published seven times in national magazines. She also wrote articles that appeared in local newspapers. Following the death of her son, she became a member of a regional health planning council funded by the National Cancer Institute
. That council reviewed a number of options to improve cancer care and selected hospice as an approach to receive additional study.As chairman of a hospice education committee, Ms. Redmond worked with the head of the education department at a local hospital and a community college professor who taught a course titled Death
and Dying. Following her presentations to the news media, hospital medical staffs, and service organizations, a hospice was founded in her area in 1978.In 1979, Ms. Redmond taught a class called How To Get Published for a community college, and then worked as an assistant in a museums publications department.Following a year of retirement in 1994, Ms. Redmond spent the next five years writing this book. She is a resident of New York State. In addition to writing, she enjoys playing bridge, exercising, and visiting her three children and four grandchildren in Pennsylvania, Connecticut, and Maryland.