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writer , psychiatric and forensic nurse

Serita Deborah Mendelson Stevens, American psychiatric and forensic nurse, writer. Certified Sane-Sexual assistant nurse examiner, death scene investigation forensic nurse. Recipient Cape Cod Writer's scholarship, Best Synopsis award Dell Publishing.


Stevens, Serita Deborah Mendelson was born on January 20, 1949 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Daughter of Albert Stanley and Frances Tzipporah (Rosenberg) Mendelson.


Bachelor of science in nursing, University Illinois, Chicago, 1971. Master of Arts in Literature with honors, Antioch University, London, 1979.


Staff nurse Department of Psychiatry, since 1990. Instructor University Southern California, Los Angeles, 1983-1984, Loyola University, 1981-1982, Santa Monica California City College, 1981-1982. Investigative reporter Columbia Broadcasting System.

Writer's digest instructor, since 1988. Judge of Hemmett, Edgar and Malice awards. Presenter in field.


  • Certified Sane-Sexual assistant nurse examiner, death scene investigation forensic nurse.



Member Society Children's Books Writers, Mystery Writers American (board directors S. California chapter 1987-1988), Romance Writers American (regional board directors), International Association Forensic Nurses, Sisters in Crime (speakers bureau coordinator, board directors 1993-1995, American Crime Writers, International Crime Writers, Pen Women.


  • Other Interests

    Animal rescue, flying, travel, reading, square dancing, history.


Married Raymond Glassenberg, August 29, 1971 (divorced 1980). Married Barrie Barr, October 20, 1992 (divorced October 15, 1993). 1 stepchild, Shaina Rose Barr.

1 adopted child, Tzipporah Alexandra Stevens.

Albert Stanley Mendelson

Frances Tzipporah (Rosenberg) Mendelson

Barrie Barr

Raymond Glassenberg