Becki Hawkins

Becki Hawkins is a natural storyteller and a great listener. She brought those gifts with her as she sat by the bedside of seriously ill or terminally ill patients for more than 30 years as an oncology and hospice nurse. It is her compassion and warmth that encouraged so many of her charges to share their heartfelt thoughts and experiences with her. Eventually she became a Hospice Chaplain. Early on her husband suggested she journal about what she was experiencing to counteract the stress. She began to write about what she was hearing, witnessing, feeling with her patients, their families, co-workers, and visitors. From there, she started penning a column in a local newspaper in 1986 entitled, “Beyond Statistics,” which is now syndicated in six papers regionally. A selection of columns was assembled into Transitions: A Nurse’s Education About Life and Death. For more information on Becki, her book or her speaking, go to her website: www.ladyhawkpublishing.com.