D.R. Markham was born in Canada in 1965. After studying at Queen's University (BNSc. 1988), she became a Registered Nurse and immigrated to the United States in 1990. She has worked in the nursing fields of psychiatry, mental health, chemical dependency, wound care, medical-surgical care, skilled nursing and correctional nursing. Her nursing career has also included positions in management and administration. D.R. Markham has lived in the province of Ontario, Canada as well as the states of Hawaii, Texas and South Carolina. She published several short stories in the 1990s. INVOLUNTARY ADMISSIONS is her first novel.