From California this young author spends most of her time working in a computer store. An avid fanatic of sudoku and crosswords, she has a natural flare for mathematics. Reading several articles on cryptography lead her to the inspiration she needed for her first ebook.
Married to her husband, John, a sales rep, she also spends her spare time writing and dancing. Prior to the launch of her first ebook she was unsuccessful in her attempts to get another book into print and still continues to pursue this objective.
She is currently seeking a career change.
What do you do at present?
I work in a computer store in California. I enjoy it and luckily the store has remained in business still. I'm a techy person.
However, I'm not your average store worker. People who work in stores don't normally write books on encryption. I have a natural flare for mathematics, greater than most people, although I'm not a mathematician. I didn't want to be a computer programmer or a web designer, however.
How did you get the idea for the book's cover?
I just did the first thing that came into my head, same as everyone else. I've never designed book covers before or anything like that and I didn't have time to try out hundreds of different designs, so for the people who don't like it tough. It also looks horrible seen as a very small image and it's not designed for viewing in grayscale. The picture really makes use of every pixel of the 2560 pixel height. A pixel height of 2400 would not have been good enough. With an even bigger pixel height the picture would have incorporated even more spokes and would have looked incredible.
I do wonder what people will think of it. In my mind I did imagine someone who looked at it for the first time asking their trusted partner to verify that the colors were in the true order.
I did create a version of the cover with three bars in a line but in the end decided against using it.