Tennessee hillbilly, the first in my family to get further than high school. Undergrad double major in Theater and English. Learning International Phonetics got rid of my Southern accent. I received the first MFA in Acting awarded by Florida State University. First career: Regional repertory, dinner theater, summer stock and finally Broadway (six shows) and European tours either as actor, Stage Manager or Associate Director. Second career - free lance editor - condensing books to be recorded. Third career - Vice President of Computer Operations at a major Wall Street Brokerage. Hey, all the world's a stage. With computer skills, Vice President is just another acting role. I started writing when I was 9. I never stopped writing regardless of what I had to do to pay the bills. Now I just write.