I call myself an accidental author because I never expected to be one. But thanks to serendipity and the "Sunne in Splendour" by Sharon Kay Penman, my life took a right turn--I became a Ricardian and an author.
It seems I was born with engineering in my DNA, since, as my parents told me, I was fixing things around the home from when I was a toddler. I did get an engineering degree and spent most of my technical life working in the computer sciences.
I can't believe how lucky I am to have two careers that I absolutely love. Writing is my new life and there are three books in various stages sitting on my computer in addition to the one currently published.