I grew up in the Washington, DC area and dabbled with writing fiction for as long as I can remember. To improve, I took a creative writing class my senior year of high school. The teacher was tough and heavily critiqued everyone's work. When a classmate asked if he liked anyone's story, he replied "Yes, I liked Nadine's." That little comment began my journey to pursue a writing career. In college, I majored in communications and for more than two decades I've worked as a corporate communications writer/editor. I love interviewing people and turning their stories and information into something other people will want to read. I met the love of my life while in college. He's been a naval officer, an engineer and an attorney--all hero material to me. We have two sons and a very spoiled cockapoo.