Russ is retired healthcare professional. He spent twenty years at the bedside and twenty years as a CEO. After retirement he spent five years as a speaker on Healthcares future. He got his MBA at National University.
He started writing in 2007 and published his first book in 2009. In 2014 he met Dee Coffeen and they have started Co-authoring novellas and books.
Dee Coffeen is a graduate of the University of Kansas where she received both a Bachelors and Masters degree. She has careers in Teaching, Interior Design, and Acidemic Counciling.
Both Russ and Dee live in Central Texas.
What's the story behind your latest book?
The story is about two people in the sunset of their lives. They both lost their spouces to devistating illness. Even though they are both in their later years and both had great marriages, they wanted to go on living. It is about the times to come, times of great gladness, joy and love in their lives. The future held a rebirth, a second love, which was not going to replace the first, but build on it and make their final years truly golden.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day ?
You know at 75, that's not Dee's age she is younger than that, some people consider their lives on the decline. We both have to much to do in our lives to give up on it now. Then of course there is seeing her beautiful face every morning which makes each day worth waking to.
All in all our bodies may be a bit over the hill but since we met we have traveled back in time to regain some of the wonder and enthusiume of our younger years. We take great join in each other and that helps as well
This story is about two people who had lost their spouses and who were not ready to stop living. They met and fell in love through circumstance that were unusual to say the least.
The story shows there truly is love in the late late afternoon.
The wave like transformation of healthcare started with NASA's need for biological testing, physiological monitoring, and rapid computing. This was one of the first if not the seismic event that started the tsunami’s construct. In this book I outline the transformational pressures driving this change, provide questions and potential solutions that will assist you in meeting this challenge.
This is a book about the power of love. It chronicles, via short stories, the joys, stress, and pain that make up a relationship that has lasted over a half century.
These stories accentuate the obvious, that the us and we approach to marriage can be far more successful in meeting the issues facing any marriage than the I and me philosophy that seems to permeate society today.