Margaret Hawke is a retired nurse whose career encompassed all aspects of elder care. She was also a contributing writer for Nurse.com, formerly known as Nursing Spectrum, a Gannett syndicated magazine for nurses from 1992 through 2006. The same year, she established the Long Beach Island Writers Group. After retiring, she wrote and published her first novel, Bellehaven. She is currently working on the first of what she hopes will be a mystery series. The protagonist of her upcoming book is a travel nurse.