ITW Member Spotlight Monday

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Today’s ITW member spotlight is Jeff Markowitz

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Bio:

Jeff Markowitz is the author of the darkly comic mystery/thriller, Death and White Diamonds, as well as three books in the Cassie O’Malley mystery series. He loves to write early in the morning. “You can usually find me at my computer at 5:30 in the morning plotting someone’s murder.” When he’s not out looking for dead bodies, Jeff keeps busy as the founder and Executive Director of a network of programs and services for adults with autism. Jeff is a proud member of the International Thriller Writers and Mystery Writers of America.

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Today’s ITW member spotlight is Mimi Latt

 

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Bio: (from the author website)

As a child, I loved books. At bedtime, after the lights were off, I used to hide under the bedcovers with a flashlight and read until the wee hours, or until I got caught–which happened quite often. It would have been great if I’d just grown up to become a writer and lived happily ever after, but . . . on with the real story.
At seventeen I graduated from high school with honors and was accepted into the University of California at Berkeley. My folks thought I could do no wrong, equating good grades with common sense. I proved them wrong when I made a rash decision that summer to get married instead.

By the time I was eighteen, I had a little girl. At the ripe old age of twenty, I was divorced with absolutely no way to support the two of us. So I moved back in with my folks and borrowed the money for secretarial school. After a year of shorthand, typing and bookkeeping, I became a legal secretary–sparking a future interest in the law. Before long, I remarried, and together we had another daughter. Although I loved my family and willingly helped in my husband’s architectural and interior design firm, I still longed for a career of my own.

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Today’s ITW member spotlight is Joe Kolman

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Bio:

Joe Kolman has been a financial writer for three decades. He began his career in 1983 as an associate editor at Institutional Investor magazine. In 1992, he started Derivatives Strategy, a publication that explained the nascent market in over-the-counter derivatives in plain English. He became a vice president at AllianceBernstein in 2005 and went on to become a managing editor at The Economist Intelligence Unit. He has an MFA in fiction from Cornell University and has been a fellow at the MacDowell Colony. SHORT-SELLER NATION, his second novel, was inspired by a two-year stint freelancing for an industrial espionage firm.
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Today’s ITW member spotlight is Iris Johansen

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Bio:

IRIS JOHANSEN is the New York Times bestselling author of Eight Days to Live, Shadow Zone, Blood Game, Deadlock, Dark Summer, Silent Thunder (with Roy Johansen), Pandora’s Daughter, Quicksand, Killer Dreams, On the Run, Countdown, Firestorm, Fatal Tide, Dead Aim, No One to Trust, and more.

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Today’s ITW member spotlight is author Ken Isaacson

 

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Bio:

Ken Isaacson has been a practicing attorney for almost thirty-five years. Born and raised in Perth Amboy, New Jersey, he grew up reading Jules Verne, H.G. Wells, and any other science fiction writer he could get his hands on. The US space program was in full swing during his childhood, and his fascination with space travel led him to attend the Massachusetts Institute of Technology upon graduation from Perth Amboy High School in 1971.

But as the famed philosopher John Lennon said “Life is what happens while you’re busy making other plans,” and for reasons still unclear to him, he decided to become a lawyer instead. So instead of heading for the stars, he went to New York and Columbia Law School. He began his legal career at a major Wall Street firm, and continues to practice law today as in-house general counsel to an international transportation company.

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