Lynda Rushing grew up in Honolulu and attended medical school in Boston. She worked as a pathologist in Boston and Cambridge, and in the latter part of her career, attended law school in the evenings. She then became a labor attorney working for the National Labor Relations Board and also worked as a labor specialist in higher education. She is co-author of Abnormal Pap Smears: What Every Woman Needs to Know (Prometheus Books) and is currently working on a memoir in essay form. Poison is her first published piece of creative nonfiction.
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