L.M. Nelson is certified teacher and CPR/First Aid instructor. She enjoys poetry, music, photography, gardening, reading, and nature walks. Aside from Scrubs and Sand & Sutures, she has written several poems, some of which have been selected for literary magazines and published in a poetry collection entitled World Treasury of Great Poems, Vol. II. She co-wrote the article, 'Gifted and Talented Education at the Close of the Decade of the Brain', which was published in the educational journal Perspectives: Idaho Association of School Administrators, Vol. XVI, No. 1. L.M. Nelson grew up in California and the Pacific Northwest, but currently resides in South Central Texas with her husband and two children. She is a member of the Texas Association of Authors, the Texas Authors Institute, San Antonio Writer's Guild, and Romance Writers of America.