When not writing, Mary Ann Marlowe takes karate with her kids (she has a second degree black belt) and works by day as a computer programmer/DBA. She spent ten years as a university-level French professor, and her resume includes stints as an au pair in Calais, a hotel intern in Paris, a German tutor, a college radio disc jockey, and a webmaster for several online musician fandoms. She has lived in twelve states and three countries and loves to travel. She now lives in central Virginia where she is hard at work on her third novel. She loves to hear from readers and can be reached through her website at maryannmarlowe.com, on Facebook, facebook.com/marlowemaryann, and at twitter.com/maryannmarlowe.