Diane Patterson has an MFA in Film from the University of Southern California and a BA in Linguistics from Stanford University. She’s been a shill in a magic act, a production assistant on a science-fiction TV show, and a tech writer at Apple. She lives with her family in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Hilariously, all of these things are true (and some of them, like the process of getting the MFA (Screenwriting) were even documented in real time in my online journal, years ago). There are quite a few other things I could mention: I love running, I love to lift weights, I have a little red convertible I drive at the speed limit, I miss Los Angeles more than I think I’m allowed to admit, and the best purchase I’ve ever made in my life was my treadmill desk.