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I wear a variety of hats in my daily life: freelance writer, mom, wife, director of innovation programs at a Seattle medical center. I'm also a former newspaper reporter and corporate writer.
I've been able to try many fun and interesting things so far in my life. For example, I started out reporting on crime and court stories, hanging out in police labs before shows like CSI made crime investigation so popular. I've ridden in helicopters while doing public relations for an aircraft manufacturer and watched surgeries as part of my healthcare work.
My husband and I have always been big on travel, going near or far depending on the time and money we have. Our family loves exploring the beautiful Pacific Northwest (yes, we've been to Forks, Washington, home of the famous Twilight series), nearby Canada and the Western states. But travel has also taken me to England, Scotland, Italy, Greece, Australia, China and Vietnam. I hope to see more of the world when I can!
I grew up in Alton, Illinois and this Midwestern upbringing in the 1960s and 1970s has been fueling some of my writing projects. My biography on Elijah Lovejoy is the first "hometown-inspired" project ready for sharing.
My second biography for young adults comes from the other side of the world. It's called Nina Kosterina: A Young Communist in Stalinist Russia is now available exclusively as an eBook published by Write Words Inc. So, I don't limit myself to my own backyard, but you often can find great stories right under your nose.
And speaking of noses, I definitely grew up with mine in books all of the time. We were a reading family. So, it felt like an appropriate name for my new writing business. You can learn more at www.noseinabookpublishing.com.