ERMELINDA L. MARTIN is a nurse by profession. She graduated from St. Paul College of Manila (now St. Paul University Manila) in 1966 and has since worked in various hospitals in the U.S. In 2009, she retired as headnurse at the Veterans Administration. She is now quietly enjoying the goodlife at Danville, Illinois with her husband, who is also a retired doctor.
The End of a Regime and Other Poems is a collection of contemplative poetry that reflects the views of the author about life. The banner piece, The End of a Regime, was a recipient of Golden Award for 1987 at the 11th Annual World Poetry Contest.