Josephine DeFalco is a native of Arizona and has spent most of her adult life researching the rich history of the Southwest. Her writing credentials include over a decade of freelance writing, specializing in preventative. She is a registered nurse, registered dietitian and emergency medical technician (EMT). Apart from her interest in history and health, her hobbies include gardening, food preservation and self sufficiency. Josephine makes her home in central Arizona, nestled in the Sonoran Desert. Visit her Facebook site at Facebook.com/PioneerInPractice.