Joanna is a recovering lawyer turned nurse and works at a tiny community hospital on the front lines of caring for the poor and the disadvantaged. Her areas of practice include hospice, detox and oncology. When she realized she could no longer tolerate the cognitive dissonance between her inner life and the practice of law, she began writing as a way to find a path forward. She writes personal essays and has produced a full-length memoir and a medical-legal murder mystery. Select personal essays can be found on her blog at applesblue.com. Follow her on twitter @joannaclymer.