Saundra Shohen was administrator of the emergency department at Roosevelt Hospital for five years. Subsequently she served as vice president of program development and media relations for PRISM International. During a long career in health care, she served on the mayor’s New York City Task Force on Rape and was a judge for the Emmy Awards for programs addressing teenage suicide, drug abuse, and alcoholism. She has written radio scripts for the Voice of America focused on health issues and has edited many books for other authors. The last chapter of her book Emergency! is the jumping-off point for the mystery The Death of John Lennon.