Patricia Harman, a certified nurse-midwife, has helped mothers in all sorts of situations with the births of their children over her 40-year career. Those experiences have given her a lot of rich literary material.
On a wall inside the clinic, there's an explosion of cute, sometimes bewildered faces -- photographs of some of the babies Tom and Patricia Harman have helped deliver during the past 20 years.
Harman's third book and first novel, "The Midwife of Hope River," is out now.
Patricia Harman's life has taken some interesting turns. A former hippie and member of the peace movement of the 1960s, Harman traveled to West Virginia to live on a commune and eventually became a certified nurse-midwife.
Patricia Harman gives a lot of credit to her husband, Dr. Tom Harman, for supporting and encouraging her while she's embarked on her latter-life literary career. The two operate the Partners in Women's Healthcare clinic in Morgantown.