As a writer of historical fiction, my passion lies in exploring the interplay between people’s lives and the worlds they inhabit. As a doctor, I’m fascinated by the infirmities of mind and body and take a special interest in mental health, addiction, sexuality, and reproductive health. As a Portland native, I love to excavate local history for neglected stories and characters. Being married to labor historian Norm Diamond, I find the details of people’s work-lives somehow sifting into my narratives.
For twenty years I was the Medical Director for Multnomah County Health Department. I practiced in a clinic that served the disenfranchised of all sorts: the homeless, undocumented, disabled and unemployed. I was personal physician to a host of amazing people.
Girl in the River, Bygone Era Books 2015 MORE INFO
On the Ragged Edge of Medicine, Oregon University Press, Available March 2017 MORE INFO
Vanport: The City with Everything but a Future MORE INFO