Gina grew up in Shoreline, Washington. The Pike Place Market, full of people, foods, and art, was her favorite childhood spot. Her other favorite place was the library, where she spent many happy hours curled up in a sunny window seat. Her love of words led her first to a BA in Journalism from Seattle University and then an MS in Library and Information Science from Simmons College. She began her career in the busy high-tech sector in a job with a major software company. These days, she makes her home in Seattle. Gina recently left the corporate world to focus on writing and art. Sheís excited to share all the weird and wacky things she has discovered about Washington with the rest of the world.