I’m a linguist and computer programmer who has worked at two startups and several consulting gigs on AI-based business intelligence systems, an online strategy game and a semantic search engine. Current interests, besides language itself, include bioinformatics and ontology design. Other loves include dogs, good wine, sailboats and scuba diving. I recently published my first novel, Blind Tasting, a lightly satirical high-tech caper involving Silicon Valley geeks and the wine world. More fiction is in the works. I currently reside in Boston with my husband Paul and dog Gigi.