I grew up in Southern California, graduated with a degree in History from U.C. Berkeley, moved to Colorado for a M.A. in History, then to Seattle for my MLS. I'm a business librarian, conducting research for high tech startups and working as a counselor for the local Small Business Development Center. On a completely different front, I recently received a diploma in Irish Studies from the National University of Ireland in Galway. My nonfiction includes Foreign Investment in the American and Canadian West 1870-1914, and the impact of public policy on literature--which circles around to long-neglected Maria Edgeworth.