The First Carol

The First Carol

Hot pursuit of a career in advertising landed The First Carol a job in one of the largest newspapers in Washington. After numerous years of hacking out ad copy for the print ads she sold and making friends with everyone in her path, she can now claim connections in the highest echelons of covert government, Hollywood, and the janitorial staff (she works late). Not content to leave her future in the hands of a perishing industry–newspaper publishing–she decided to take advantage of everything she’s learned (nothing) and throw her hat into the safety of the book publishing arena. She’s finished her first multicultural, women’s fiction manuscript and launched herself like a nut into her second. She’s been around the world, traveling Europe, Asia, and North America, which has nothing to do with her current manuscript or her job. She is old enough to be everyone’s mother, and her daughter notes, “You could be my grandmother!” Yeah, life is good for The First Carol. You should meet her. You may end up on her blog, www.pearlofcarol.com, under the heading, “Celebrities who’ve met ME!” She also tweets as TheFirstCarol.

M. Edward (Ed) Borasky

M. Edward (Ed) Borasky

M. Edward (Ed) Borasky is, in order of appearance, a boy genius, computer programmer, applied mathematician, folk singer, algorithmic composer, actor, professional graduate student, armchair astronaut, supercomputer programmer, performance engineer, sales coach, Linux geek, social media analytics researcher, sit-down comic and thought follower. His hobby is collecting hobbies.

Melanie Sherman

Melanie Sherman

Melanie Sherman lives in Southwest Washington and has been writing for years, against her better judgment. By day she poses as a numbers cruncher in a small manufacturing firm, but by night she fends felines off her keyboard and falls into the world of “what if?

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