Born and Lived: I was born in Philadelphia, raised in North Carolina. Lived in various cities for work and college including Washington, DC, Houston, TX, and San Francisco, CA.
Professional Career and Activities: I’ve been in publishing for nearly 20 years. Began my career as an unpaid intern and worked my way up from there. Incredibly lucky to have been with some of the best publishers including Morgan Kaufmann, Elsevier, Business Expert Press, and Momentum Press.
Family: My family are three amazing dogs — Daisy, Happy, and Mojo!
In My Spare Time: In my spare time, I’m hiking, camping, and drinking wine. I often visit my parents, now in their mid-eighties, married 61 years. I have a very close family of sisters, brother, and dozens of nephews, nieces, and now great nephews and nieces. I love being
Favorite Books: A few of my favorite books include Ken Follett’s Pillars of the Earth and World Without End, as well as Atlas Shrugged and Cold Mountain.
Pet Peeves: My pet peeves are animal abusers, litterbugs, and dumb politicians.
Philosophy: My philosophy is — When life sucks, sit on a screen porch with some dogs and great wine while it’s raining — that fixes everything.
Most Memorable Career Achievement: Just doing a good job and feeling like I contribute.
Goal I Hope to Achieve Five Years from Now: Five years from now I hope to be able to say — I was in on the ground floor of two unique and hard working publishers, Momentum Press and Business Expert Press, and I was a part of their success today.
How/Where I See the Industry in Five Years: Five years from now, I’m sure the industry will have more technological avenues to view, research, read, and peruse books. I see many more audiences being able to read books that were once not available to them.