Retired after working 25 years in the V.P. law department at a large health sciences university as a senior contract assistant. Currently editor of two sites at BellaOnline.com and on the editorial board (fiction section) of its literary magazine Mused. I am also the owner of a direct selling home business, since 1995 through Watkins, I specialize in herbs, spices and flavorings.
Additionally, I have a no longer updated movie review Blog as a result of writing movie reviews for an online site. (I was asked to make the movie blog live, so here it is Going to the Movies with Vannie  My personal links are listed below in links section.
These days I spend my time writing copy for my columns, giving back to my community by way of being an active Friend member of my local library. In 2009 I chaired a Romance Symposium and Book Signing at the library.
I usually manage to get away to the New Jersey shore a couple or three times a year. I love being able to spend 3 and 4 days away, it's not too much or too little time. Mostly I sit on the boardwalk and read, watch fishermen/women, sip wine on the ocean-view balcony and wave to folks in boats.