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post #1 of 14
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Ok, so this is about as unrelated to skiing as you can get, but I will try and relate it to skiiing. I will do this by saying that the news I"m going to share will hopefully give me much more time to ski, both for myself and for my family.

Has anyone heard of Harper Collins, the 2nd biggest book publisher in the world. I just signed a contract with them. They're going to publish my book next summer. It's a memoir that looks at nursing from a male perspective. There is a chapter in it about my days as a ski nurse, so I guess that is another tie in with skiing. We haven't decided on a title yet, as there are several we like, but I'll let you know when it's decided.

Oh, and it's also being promoted as a sequel to a medical best seller they've recently had, so there are high hopes. Ultimately, if it becomes a best seller like its predecessor, that could mean a family ski trip to USA or Canada. Not sure where I'd go, so much to choose from.

 

post #2 of 14

Did you wear tight stockings as a ski nurse? 

 

If so, this needs  to be fleshed out and moved to the Gear Review forum.

post #3 of 14

^^^^needs to be flagged.popcorn.gif

 

Meanwhile, good luck!  I have a friend who is a male nurse and his work is down and dirty.  I might pick up a copy for him when it comes out.

 

bz

post #4 of 14
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I didn't wear tight stockings, but i did date a swedish lady called Sanda, who shared anapartment with Jenny, and they had pushed their two beds together to make the most of the studio apartment they shared, and I was usually in the middle.

post #5 of 14

What's a ski nurse?

 

cherry-ames-ski-nurse-mystery-book-20-helen-wells-cover-art.jpg  Ski%2BResort%2BNurse.jpg

 

And what's the point of your story? We would love to NSFW TR though.

post #6 of 14

Ya know, if he showed said ski nurse his quiver, I think that would be classified as a Trip Report.  Just sayin'.

 

 

Post the trip report already!

post #7 of 14

Congratulations!

post #8 of 14
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Originally Posted by skiingaround View Post

I didn't wear tight stockings, but i did date a swedish lady called Sanda, who shared anapartment with Jenny, and they had pushed their two beds together to make the most of the studio apartment they shared, and I was usually in the middle.


biggrin.gif  I predict this will be a HUGE best seller.

 

Many congrats on the contract.

 

post #9 of 14

I don't know how to do this, but someone has to tag this post for our very own SkiNurse ... 

post #10 of 14

Best of luck with your book.  I hope it becomes a best seller, making you millions and then you can retire at the ski resort of your choice.

 

Ski On!

 

Rick G

post #11 of 14
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What is a  ski nurse, Well, I spent a few winters working for a company that provided week long ski holidays for school groups. The nurse got paid more than the ski instructors, plus had lots more free time on mountain. My job was looking after the bumps/bruises after a day of skiing, although often you ended up with two jobs, instructing and working as  a nurse.The busiest time of the season is during our charity week, when about 50 kids from around the world with organ transplants descend on us, with their respective chaperones. The chaperones only want a good time, especially as they only volunteered and are not in charge of medical responsibilities, that's left for me.

post #12 of 14

Seriously? Bumps and bruises? Like, I could do that job as an OEC (ski patrol training) tech? Hmmm. I was thinking I'd go be a Chalet Girl (Boy) after my kids get through with college and I'm not worried about making so much money any more. Being a ski nurse sounds way easier than cooking food and "wetnursing" a bunch of whiny adult Brits. That's sweet.

post #13 of 14
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it is much easier, and a lot more fun. Any serious stuff on mountain, and ski patrol (SOS) take care of it. I would often relieve instructors who are sick or just in need of a break to ski the powder. It was this job which made me go and take my NZSIA exams about 12yrs ago now. The job provided accomadation and great food as well. You spend you whole day on the mountain. You just gotta be good working with kids of all ages. Safety of course is the main priority.

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The chaperones only want a good time, especially as they only volunteered and are not in charge of medical responsibilities, that's left for me.



I really like your use of English.   icon14.gif

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