About Me

Thanks for taking the time to learn a little bit about me. I don’t really like to write much about myself, so I’ll keep this pretty brief. I’m a husband, a father, a registered nurse, and a sometimes-writer living and working in Memphis, Tennessee.

Donald and one of his daughters

My main sources of inspiration when writing — especially when writing kid’s books — are my two amazing daughters (Hazel and Holly) and my beautiful, smart, supportive, and loving wife (Stephanie). Without them, I wouldn’t have had the courage to strike out and put my ideas on paper. I’d also like to give honorary mention to our mopey rescue dog, Yoda, who stands beside me as the only other source of male DNA in our crazy, but wonderful, little family.

My secondary source of inspiration — er, maybe not “inspiration”, but information — is my clinical background in nursing. I’ve been a nurse for over 10 years, with experience in emergency nursing, EMS, case management, nursing informatics, and a variety of other settings. I also have two Master’s degrees, which definitely made me get over my fear of rejection when writing. If you’re a writer, and you have trouble just putting something out there for judgment, I highly recommend going through a Master’s program. You’ll eventually stop worrying about that rejection, get over your failure (after failure, after failure, after failure) and just learn to create content. 😉

I hope you find something on these pages that either inspires you or educates you. If you have any questions, suggestions, or just want to chat, feel free to e-mail me at donald@donaldjacobsen.com. Thanks for stopping by!