Hi Angela !
And welcome to Allnurses !!!
I, too, am located in SW Va. ........ I live on the southside of Galax ,..walking distance to the BR Pkwy., and mere yards to the NC line from my house. Where are you?
Yes, do tell us the name of your novel... need another good nursing novel to read.. recently finished up all three of Echo Heron's books.
What area of nursing will you be doing per diem? Thinking I might look into that in the future, when I can no longer run, run, lift, push, lift, tote, shove, and bend, bend, bend... :chuckle ... as I do now at my current job in dialysis (which I DO love, by the way).
So trying to keep up with what's available out there when and if the time comes.
Keep us posted !