Authors of OK Now What? A Caregiver's Guide to What Matters on Public Radio in June

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Listen to Sue Collins, RN, and writer, Nancy Taylor Robson on Midday with Dan Rodricks on WYPR 88.1FM on June 1, 2014 from noon to one when they talk about their new book, OK Now What? A Caregiver's Guide to What Matters and the experience of writing it together. Podcast available.

Nearly one in five adults (43.5 million people) cares for a loved one 50 or older according to AARP. Sue Collins, an RN for 39 years and a hospice nurse for 30 years has the skill, experience and the down-to-earth humor of the professional caregiver. Nancy Taylor Robson, author of three other books and numerous articles and essays on a range of subjects, has personal experience with, in Ram Dass's words, 'walking each other home.' She has sat by the bedsides of dying family members and friends, and knows, at least intellectually, that none of us is getting out of here alive.

One of the first women in the country to to earn a US Coast Guard License to run coastal tugboats, Robson detailed her six years on tugs in her memoir, Woman in The Wheelhouse. Her novels include A Love Like No Other: Abigail and John Adams, A Modern Love Story and the award-winning Course of the Waterman, an exciting coming of age story of a young Eastern Shore waterman. She is also the author of numerous articles and essays on subjects ranging from gardening, sustainability and the environment to sailing, the maritime, sailing, and travel.

OK Now What? A Caregiver's Guide to What Matters takes both a practical and a spiritual proactive approach to caregiving. Together, they have written a book for the non-professional that authors Stephen and Ondrea Levine call 'Highly recommended' and author, Dr Bernie Siegel says 'will help you and your loved ones survive' this challenging time. Listen to their insights, stories and tips as well as how these two women with very different backgrounds got together to write this heartfelt, practical and accessible book. Published by Head to Wind Publishing, March 2014.

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