My life before becoming an author was as a board-certified Army Pathologist. I have performed over 200 autopsies during my 37 years of active duty as a pathologist, and my clinical years are interwoven with four stints as the commanding officer of various medical units. I was an Infantry officer before medical school, worked in the Pentagon, and learned to speak five languages. Yet, I also happily play Santa each Christmas (with my loving wife as Mrs. Claus). It is this juxtaposition of exploring the body, mind, and humanity that allows me share universal truths with my readers–on the page, or through book talks.
Dominique M. Carson is truly a hardworking and ambitious media professional. She received her Master of Science degree in Media Studies in September 2014. Carson also graduated with her Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Italian in 2012.
Ann Eichenmuller is a former teacher and recipient of the Washington Post Agnes Meyer Award for Excellence in Education. She is also a marine and travel journalist and the author of four mystery novels written for grown-ups.
I am the daughter of an English teacher and my parents filled me with the beauty of the written word from the cradle onward. Bed time stories were a given. No T.V. The first stories I remember are Rudyard Kipling's Jungle Books, beloved by my whole family. We read them every spring together or on our own. Even now we all revisit them from time to time.
I'm the American half of our Japanese-American family. I spend about a month each summer at my in-laws’ house in rural Japan with my family. So it will be no surprise that I’ve written about Japanese culture and raising bicultural kids.
I am a storyteller and adventurer- passionate about history, music, romance, old languages, legend, and travel. My historical interests are primarily in the Ancient Mediterranean, Early Europe (Middle Ages through the Renaissance), Al-Andalus, Berber History, Islamic Civilization, Cultural Heritage and Heritage Politics.
After 4 decades, the poetry that flowed through me was most appreciated by women. Women business leaders became my clients. As a member of the American Business Women's Association, reading is encouraged to become better leaders. They inspire me to keep writing.