Multinational background. Worked in four countries before arriving in the United States. Have contributed articles to anthologies, magazines, newspapers and online,website: www.maryterzian.com. Blog on www.authorsden.com. Have been interviewed on radio and TV programs. Won PEN USA West Emerging voices scholarship. Past Toastmaster, winner of several speeches. Wrote as sideline while employed. Managed newsletters as well. Retiree enjoying travel, giving speeches and writing. For additional articles check "Mary Terzian" (the writer - there are several of us) on Google.