Marilyn Barton grew up in Philadelphia, PA and earned a BSN in nursing from Georgetown University in 1980. She then worked as an RN in the Midwest and on the East Coast in a variety of hospital settings: critical care, ER, research, staff education, health outreach, and quality.
Marilyn moved to southeastern Virginia in 1984. She developed an interest in writing while serving on the editorial board of Riverside Health System’s nursing magazine in 1986. Her team incorporated highlights from the magazine’s twenty-year-run with new stories to create The Color of Their Eyes: Celebrating the Art and Science of Nursing.
Following retirement from a thirty-five year career, Marilyn had the time to write stories from her perspective. Pulse — More Voices, published nineteen of these.
Marilyn is a member of Hampton Roads Writers and The Muse Writers Center. She attends meetings with two local groups, Tidewater Writers and Virginia Beach Writers, for readings, critiques, and camaraderie.
Additionally, she created a website about her father’s naval service aboard the USS Kendall C. Campbell destroyer escort during World War II.