Robert Nordmeyer has written professionally for more than 45 years as a published journalist, columnist and author as well as creating advertising copy for both print and broadcast media plus developing public relations and promotional materials. His published books include Shepards in the Desert, commissioned and published by the Diocese of Tucson, Guide to Organizing and Successfully Operating a Nonprofit Organization, published by the Graduate Group, Magnolias Don't Cry, published by Booktango and his latest offering The Other Side of Courage - The Saga of Elizabeth Blackwell, published by CyPress Publications.  He is a Professional member of the Society of Southwestern Authors and has served on its Board of Directors and currently is a member of the international group The Historical Novel Society. Robert and his wife Rita are residents of Tucson, Arizona.