PJ Peterson grew up with her 5 siblings on a small farm. She knew at the age of 7 years that she wanted to be a doctor and “help people” as her ENT physician did. After 37 years of practicing Internal Medicine in her home community, she was able to pursue her second dream, which was to finish and publish the novel she had started many years before. Dr. Julia Fairchild is very loosely based on that young woman who wanted to help others. Her passions are health care and education. She donates time to the local free medical clinic and will donate a portion of her royalties to St. Rose Catholic School and Seton High College Prep, both of which are close to her heart.