Margaret Karlin, R.N. Bsc. worked as a head nurse at the Psychiatric and Psychosomatic Institute at Michael Reese Hospital Medical Center in Chicago from 1950 until 1962. Her first novel, Virtuous Women, placed in the top 100 of America’s Best in Amazon.com’s “Breakthrough Novel” contest 2009, and earned her entrance to the advanced writers program at UCLA.. Mother of four children, and six grandchildren, Margaret is currently working on a memoir, titled Dumbarton, A Journey Back.