Being the fifth of five kids, I learned how to share and I learned how to negotiate. Both skills aided me through school and in my earlier career in finance. See my bio in Women of the Century.
I value stories and want to read tales of triumph ... especially if setbacks plague the protagonist who still stands tall. MEg
Mary Ellen lives in Loudoun County, Virginia a few miles from the Capitol. Raised in Chicago and Los Angeles, she also includes New Orleans as her third hometown. She teaches writing/screenwriting and judges writing contests. Her specialty is finding overlooked seeds of genius buried in manuscripts by the new authors.
MEg loves Political and Suspense Thrillers, Mysteries, Comedy, Political and Historical Anything to include Westerns; any story that has a well researched historical background will have value.