Lois Gerber is a community health nurse as well as an author. She has written 3 traditionally published books and 3 short story collections in addition to "The Hamster's Wheel", all available on Amazon. Over 50 of her short stories and clinical articles have appeared in nursing journals. Much of her writing has been inspired by her patients and their families. Through them, she has learned about people's values and beliefs, cultures, and their efforts to meet the challenges of their lives.