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Mary Tomasi-Dubois' goal in writing her stories is to capture the imagination of young readers and to develope an interesting story for adults to enjoy as well. Mary's hope is that they will then get involved in a discussion of the plot, writing style, historical events, etc.; much as a book club might.
Mary Tomasi-Dubois is a native of Cleveland Ohio, but has lived in California since the age of three. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, and a long and varied career.
Being a teenager in the fifties allowed Mary to achieve some firsts for that era—the first girl admitted in her junior high and high school’s drafting classes as well as the first girl in her college’s architectural classes. This lead to being the first women hired as an electro/mechanical drafter at Lockheed in the early 60’s, during the Race to Space frenzy.
Throughout her early career, Mary worked as an architectural drafter, tooling drafter, electro/mechanical drafter, printed circuit designer, and CADD manager at the dawn of the computer age in Silicon Valley.
Mary later went back to school to obtain certification in one of her passions, interior design, and now has a successful Interior & Reality Enhancement business. She combined her talents to teach drafting for interior design students at UC Santa Cruz Extension for 15 years.
In 1987, Mary joined forces with her husband, Paul, to expand their company, Tomasi-Dubois & Associates, Security Consulting and Engineering, and with the addition of an engineer, began designing large-scale integrated security systems for some of the nation’s fortune 100 companies. Today, the company enjoys the prestige of the greatest form of marketing—‘word of mouth’ recommendations.
As a child, Mary loved making up stories about fairies, pirates, and times past in exotic lands, and she loved telling them to her stuffed animals and dolls. As an adult, her interest in ancient history, metaphysics, and more recently quantum physics, has inspired her to weave these topics into another of her passions, writing stories.
Mary currently teaches a Young Writer's Workshop and is host of access channel KCAT's Word Sleuth - Detective of All Things Written, where she interviews local authors, publishers (including Mark Coker of Smashwords), librarians or anyone connected with the written word.