After the Fog and National Nurses Week!


After the Fog Celebrates National Nurses Week – Enter to Win a Health & Wellness Basket!

What does National Nurses Week, May 6-12, have to do with the release of my new novel, After the Fog, set in 1948 Donora, Pennsylvania? The book’s main character, Rose Pavlesic, is a community nurse. This special type of nurse exemplifies what I believe were once the goals and hopes of the public health nursing profession: that care is given when and where a patient needs it most—at home.

During World War II America, at a time when hospitals were just beginning to become commonplace in the way we see them now, nurses all over the country were charged with tending to the ill, needy, uneducated in the domestic arts, the wealthy—anyone who needed support in living a healthy life. Today, nurses still have many roles and are an indispensable part of our health care system. So, in honor of all nurses and to celebrate all the good they do, I’m offering a bountiful basket of name brand health and wellness items.

When you purchase an e-copy or paperback of After the Fog today through May 31st and forward the receipt to, you will be entered into a drawing to win a health and wellness basket that includes:

$100 Whole Foods gift card
One-year subscription to Shape Magazine
Love & Toast lotion and lip balm
Organic sunscreen
Archipelago Botanicals natural soy candle
Natural bath essentials
Herbal tea
A health journal

The winner will be announced in June. Thanks in advance for your participation and be sure to hug a nurse this week!

3 thoughts on “After the Fog and National Nurses Week!

  1. Hi Lisa, be sure to forward your receipt to! We had some of the best nurses ever when my kids were in the NICU. Some of the nurses were barely 21! I couldn’t believe their skill. How about you? Any special nurses in your life?

  2. Hi Kathy,

    I just downloaded After the Fog. We have a mutual friend, Judy Burnett Schneider. In fact, Judy and I have been critique partners for more than a decade, and she has been telling me to read your books. As a fellow writer from Pittsburgh, I can’t wait to dive into this. I recently wrote blog content that mentioned the Donora incident. It will be interesting to read about it in a fictionalized form since the piece I wrote was cut and dried facts.

    I’m going to be releasing my romantic comedy St. Anne’s Day in July and it is also set in Pittsburgh–Lawrenceville to be precise. Who knows perhaps Pittsburgh will become the “in place” to set novels!

    Good luck to you and I hope to meet you in person.


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