Joy Don was born in southern OK, the eldest of three children and currently resides in north TX. She became passionate about nursing in the ninth grade while babysitting when an incident occurred where she remained calm and sought the proper help. When the help arrived she promptly fell apart, crying.

During a summer job in a clinic, Joy Don learned to take X-rays and ran testing of blood and urine for analysis. She did the pre-work up for students seeking physicals to start school or play sports, of course this only included taking their blood pressure, weight, and getting them to fill in a questionnaire.

Being a registered nurse and progressing into administrative roles she learned early that communications through writing was essential. One of her first writing opportunities was through volunteer service in the AORN (perioperative nurses) when committees reported, via the AORN Journal, results to communicate action taken or needed to be taken by the membership. Joy Don became the Editor-in-Chief of the AORN Journal in 2012 and served in that role until she and Terri began to write their first novel.

Get in touch with me if you’ve got any comments, questions, suggestions, or just want to say hello. I’d be more than happy to hear from you.