What I Blog About
After years working in healthcare, I retired as a nurse practitioner to be a full time writer, co-author, and blogger. From the blog’s beginning in 2014, Before Sundown has been honored with awards, and blog tours. I’m ever grateful, and appreciative of dedicated worldwide followers who like, comment, share and tweet posts.
I started the blog to connect with other bloggers, and in a way to learn more about writing. I also wanted to support other bloggers, friends and family by writing blog posts about them, their books, interests, professions and travels.
The collections of sunsets/sunrises on the Welcome page came from bloggers all over the world. I wanted visitors to remember what made you smile Before Sundown. What better way then to offer breathtaking sunsets or sunrises? A monthly featured sunset continues.
I’m writing Sunset Inn, a historical fiction book based on real events and people, and made up events and people. I’m dealing with time periods from 1859 to 1961. The research time consuming for accurate history. The narrative and dialogue challenging with different people, different ages telling the history related to them. It’s the story people want to read, not an info-dump of historical facts. Not an easy task to show the political, social, cultural environment of the times. I’m grateful for the help of a professional researcher who sent me newspaper articles, and timelines of my famous grandfather. The book theme, his granddaughter tries to uncover secrets in his life with little help from her family, and a lot of help from a real librarian, and a made-up character, her beau, a Jewish medical doctor. Together, the doctor and the granddaughter (a nurse) uncover her famous grandfather’s secret life in Germany. Just so you know, the granddaughter is the real me. With all the historical parts, the story needed a sparked up nurse/doctor romance.
Fun Facts About Me
I’m old as dirt, born in the late 1930s, and plan to live beyond the 100-year mark.
I love whimsy and humor, something I try to interject into blog posts and writing.
I modeled for an Illustrator Photographer as a teenager, and was featured on east coast billboards; Give Life a Lift in West Palm Beach – Tropical Florida’s First Resort. I had jet-black hair and violet eyes, just like Elizabeth Taylor.
I published poetry years ago, and that led me to write “free rein for the brain” fiction.
I attended the same university as my sons, and at the same time. I also knew their girlfriends there (now wives). I was an honorary Frat Mom, and a designated driver.
I lived in Italy, Greece and Japan (5 years in each country). The highlight, traveling and skiing the Matterhorn (Italian Alps), and ski slopes in France, Austria and Switzerland.
I was a tech challenged blogger at the beginning in 2014, and I “learned by fire” how to put the WordPress site together and keep it “blazing” with published posts, and The Sunrise and Sunset Photo Gallery.
Sunset Inn- Wish You Were Here – Your Friend, Elizabeth
Christine Elizabeth’s Gallery