Sallie Tisdale, the winner of several literary awards, is the author of four nonfiction books, including, most recently, Stepping Westward. Her outspoken personal exploration of sexuality, Talk Dirty to Me, was published in 1994. Ms. Tisdale worked as a registered nurse from 1983 until 1990. During this time, she drew upon her nursing experiences for her book, Harvest Moon: A Portrait of a Nursing Home (1987); in it she portrays an adult care facility in the pacific Northwest, describing in particular the bonds between staff members and residents. Ms. Tisdale has contributed to numerous publications, including Vogue, The New York Times, Harper's, The New Republic, and The New Yorker. She writes a column for Salon, the online magazine. Ms. Tisdale received the James T. Phelan Award in 1986, and a national Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in 1989. She lives in the Northwest.Tisdale, Sallie is the author of 'Sorcerer's Apprentice Medical Miracles and Other Disasters' with ISBN 9781587981647 and ISBN 1587981645.