Linda J. Parisi has been a member of New Jersey Romance Writers and RWA since 1993. In that time, she has served in numerous capacities on the NJRW Board of Directors and was Conference Chair for the 1999 NJRW Conference That Touch of Magic. She has served RWA as a Golden Heart Coordinator, a Golden Heart judge, and as a Workshop Moderator. She has spent the last 14 years learning the craft of writing and was a RWA Pro long before the idea came about. And throughout her writing career, the best part of all has been the friends she has made. In her other life, Linda works in new product development for a diagnostic technologies company. She has been married for thirty years, has one son, a junior at Rutgers, who is better at chemistry than shell ever be. But shes got him beat when it comes to English 101.