Dr Maggie Haertsch (PhD) has a doctorate in Behavioural Science in Medicine starting her career as a nurse and midwife. She has been writing for health and aged care for over two decades. Her love of words includes writing fiction and poetry. She has produced independent documentaries broadcast on ABC and is the manager of Eileen Kramer, who at 105, continues to produce dance, art and literature. Maggie loves long distance hiking, learning Italian, dogs and scrabble.