Work Founder and Head Wordsmith at Wordsmithie, LLC
About I was born and raised in Alexandria, Virginia (inside the Beltway), and began writing stories at age 4 (though I produced nothing publishable until age 6). A relatively happy childhood gave way to a relatively unhappy adolescence (as such things should), followed by 4 years at Sarah Lawrence College, where I studied writing and love affairs.
After graduation in 1985, I fell in love with the online world - at a time when dinosaurs still roamed the Internet - serving as a beta tester for Prodigy (the IBM / Sears online community that pre-dated AOL and even the Web).
I married Jim in 1992, after which my career careened from travel writing (I was a spokesperson for Rand McNally and