- Category : Writers-Humor
- Type : MGE
- Profile : 1/3 - Investigating / Martyr
- Definition : Single
- Incarnation Cross : RAX Eden 4
American nurse, sailor, adventurer and writer. She grew up in Brookline, MA, earning a Nursing degree in 1962. She practiced nursing before she married and moved to Washington. After a divorce, she turned to writing and published two books of humor, "It's All His Fault," and "It's All Her Fault." Her novel, "Taking Off" is based on a year that she and beau Gordon Chaplin spent living with her two teen-age daughters in a small village in Baja, CA. She and Chaplin lived on a farm in Granville, NY, making trips in a mobile home and on her sailing yacht, Lord Jim.
On 11/19/1992 they were sailing on a voyage around the world when they put into Wotho Atoll in the Marshall Islands to repair a leak. Typhoon Gay swept in with 140 mph winds and wrecked the yacht. They tried to swim to shore but the winds tore off their life jackets and connecting rope. Chaplin reached the reef but Atkinson drowned.