Author JL Huffman is a former LPN, who continued her medical education and is now a retired Trauma Surgeon/ICU doctor. She is a prior medical editor of Northeast Florida Medicine, is published in the surgical literature, and has won local, state, and national poetry contests. Her first book Almanac: The Four Seasons, published in 2020, won the High Country Writers Book of the Year Award. Her next poetry book, Family Treasons, debuted in 2021. She lives a full life as an avid world traveler and gardener. The author exercises her muse and writes in diverse genres, poetry, memoir, and fiction.