A former registered nurse, I practiced and taught nursing for more than 20 years. I worked in the publishing field for more than 30 years, starting as a writer and editor at Weekly Reader’s mid-level science magazine and finishing as a healthcare textbook publisher for F. A. Davis in Philadelphia. My book, Donora Death Fog: Clean Air and the Tragedy of a Pennsylvania Mill Town, published by The University of Pittsburgh Press in April 2023 and is available at UPitt Press, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and your local bookstore.

I have written nine four nonfiction books for young adults, written or edited more than 750 health, life, and earth science articles, and managed the publication from beginning to end of dozens of healthcare textbooks and reference books. I am a Consultant and Fellow of the National Writing Project, and I have earned two Feature Writing awards from the Association of Educational Publishers, now a division of the American Association of Publishers.

Personal Life

I am retired and married to a marvelous woman. Together we have four children and five grandchildren. We live in idyllic Bucks County in Pennsylvania with our two dogs, Lola and Georgie. I love golf, books, and desserts, not necessarily in that order.

Authored books

Award-winning articles

  • “Head Injuries in Athletes: Can They Be Prevented?” Current Science, 1996, Feature Writing Award, Educational Press of Association of America
  • “Amazing Operation Repairs Defects in Unborn Children,” Current Science, 1991, Feature Writing Award, Educational Press of Association of America

Published reference books

  • AIDS, Heart Failure, MI, and Diabetes Mellitus Incredibly Easy! Mini-Guides
  • Assessment Made Incredibly Easy
  • Australasia Nursing Drug Handbook
  • Billing & Coding Clear & Simple: A Medical Insurance Worktext
  • Coding Exam Success: Coder’s Guide to Passing the CPC and CCS-P Exams
  • Coding Notes: Billing & Coding Pocket Guide, 1E, 2E, 3E
  • Competency Check-Off Guides: Building Competence Through Core Competency Checklists
  • Conquer Medical Coding 2016
  • Conquer Medical Coding 2017
  • Davis’s PA Exam Review: Focused Review for the PANCE and PANRE, 1E, 2E
  • Derm Notes: Dermatology Clinical Pocket Guide
  • Detroit Receiving Hospital Emergency Medicine Handbook, 5E
  • Diseases in a Flash! An Interactive, Flash-Card Approach
  • Diseases of the Human Body, 4E, 5E, 6E
  • Dosage Calculations Made Incredibly Easy
  • Dunmore and Fleischer’s Exercises in Etymology, 2E
  • E&M Coding Clear & Simple
  • ECGs Made Incredibly Easy
  • Essentials of Clinical Pharmacology for Nurses
  • Essentials of Medical Laboratory Practice
  • Ethics and Professionalism: A Guide for the Physician Assistant
  • Fluids and Electrolytes Made Incredibly Easy
  • Handbook of Infusion Therapy
  • How to Survive and Maybe Even Love Health Professions School
  • Introduction to Health Care in a Flash! An Interactive, Flash-Card Approach
  • Laboratory Exercises for Competency in Respiratory Care, 2E
  • MA Notes: Medical Assistant’s Pocket Guide, 1E, 2E, 3E
  • MA Review Notes: Exam Certification Pocket Guide, 1E, 2E
  • Medical Assistant Exam Success: A Q&A Review Applying Critical Thinking to Test Taking
  • Medical Coding Lab for Conquer Medical Coding 2016
  • Medical Insurance in a Flash! An Interactive, Flash-Card Approach
  • Medical Law, Ethics, and Bioethics for the Health Professions, 5E, 6E, 7E
  • Medical Notes: Clinical Medicine Pocket Guide
  • Medical Terminology in a Flash! An Interactive, Flash-Card Approach
  • Medical Terminology Simplified: A Programmed Learning Approach by Body Systems, 3E, 4E
  • Medical Terminology Specialties: A Medical Specialties Approach with Medical Records
  • Medical Terminology Systems: A Body Systems Approach, 5E, 6E
  • Medication Teaching Aids
  • MediQuik Cards
  • N-CLEX Questions and Answers Made Incredibly Easy
  • NDH Instruct-a-Med CD-ROM
  • NDH Pocket Guide to Drug Dosages
  • Nurse Practitioner’s Drug Handbook
  • Nurse’s Dosage Calculator CD-ROM
  • Nursing Drug Handbook
  • Nursing I.V. Drug Handbook
  • OB/GYN Mentor: Your OB/GYN Clerkship & Shelf Companion
  • Parkland Manual of In-Patient Medicine: An Evidence-Based Guide
  • Pharmacology Clear & Simple: A Drug Classifications & Dosage Calculations Approach
  • Physician Assistant’s Guide to Research and Medical Literature, 2E
  • Physician Assistant: Policy and Practice, 3E, 4E
  • Physician’s Drug Handbook
  • Prescriber’s Pocket Guide to Drugs
  • Primary Care Mentor: Your Primary Care Clerkship & Shelf Companion
  • Professional’s Handbook of Complementary & Alternative Medicines
  • Provider’s Coding Notes: Billing & Coding Pocket Guide
  • Psychiatry Mentor: Your Psychiatry Clerkship & Shelf Companion
  • Quiz Me on Drugs CD-ROM
  • Respiratory Diseases: A Case Study Approach to Patient Care, 3E
  • Respiratory Notes: Respiratory Therapist’s Pocket Guide
  • Springhouse Nurse’s Drug Guide
  • Surgery Mentor: Your Surgery Clerkship & Shelf Companion
  • The Professional Medical Assistant: An Integrative, Teamwork-Based Approach
  • Student Activity Manual to Accompany The Professional Medical Assistant
  • What If…? Survival Guide
  • Workbook to Accompany Conquer Medical Coding, 2016
  • Workbook to Accompany Conquer Medical Coding, 2017
  • Yes/No Medical Spanish: A Comprehensive Handbook of Clinical Spanish
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