Fantle Shimberg, the author of The Complete Single Father resides in Tampa, Florida. She is an award-winning author
of 22 books, including her latest. A veteran, professional
writer, her favorite topics are health care, women's issues,
and family interests. Born in Yankton, South Dakota, she was
raised in Iowa where she attended public schools in Fort Dodge
and Sioux City. She received her Bachelor of Science degree
from Northwestern University.
popular guest on radio, she has appeared on numerous national
and local television talk shows, including "The Today Show," and co-hosted WFLA-TV's
"Women's Point of View" for five years. Much in
demand for her professional knowledge, she has conducted
writing workshops and been a speaker at many medical conferences.
She writes for the pediatric website, Kidsgrowth.com and
is the first lay person to serve on the Florida Medical
Association's Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs. She is past- Chairman of St. Joseph's Hospital in Tampa and South Florida Baptist Hospital in Plant City, Florida. Other organizations include:
American Society of Journalists and Authors
Florida Medical Association's Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs, 1993-2005 (First lay person to serve on this board).
- National Board of the Tourette Syndrome Association,
- President of the Florida Chapter of the American Medical Writers Association, 1995-1997
- St. Joseph's Hospital Board of Trustees (Tampa, FL) 2003-2007. Chairman 2003-2004
- Hillsborough County Medical Association's Grievance Committee, 1991-1992 and 2003-2005
- American Cancer Society, Florida Public Information Committee, 1974-1989
- Board of Directors of United Way, 1986-1989
- Community representative to the University of South Florida Medical School Self-Study Committee, 1989
to her latest book, Ms. Shimberg had authored books on
health care topics that include Coping with Chronic Heartburn, Living with Tourette
Syndrome, Relief from IBS: Irritable Bowel Syndrome,
Depression: What Families Should Know, and Strokes:
What Families Should Know. She is the co-author of How
to Get Out of the Hospital Alive.
other books include Blending Families: A Guide for Parents,
Step-Parents, and Everyone Building a Successful New Family, Another Chance for Love (co-authored with Sol Gordon, Ph.D.), Coping with Kids and Vacation, Teenage Drinking
and Driving, Two for the Money: A Woman's Guide to
a Double Career Marriage, How to Be a Successful
Housewife/Writer, Write Where You Live, Herman, the Hermit Crab.
is a member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors,
and the American Medical Writers Association. Ms. Shimberg
and husband, "Hinks", are the parents of five
adult children and grandparents to twelve grandchildren. The
Shimbergs spend each summer in Maine.
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