Mary Jo Putney ShadowBorn in Upstate New York with a reading addiction, a condition for which there is no known cure.  After earning degrees in English Literature and Industrial Design at Syracuse University, she did various forms of design work in California and England before inertia took over in Balitmore, Maryland, where she has lived very comfortably ever since.  While becoming a novelist was her ultimate fantasy, it never occured to her that writing was an achievable goal until she acquired a computer for other purposes.  When the realization hit, that a computer was the ultimate writing tool, she charged merrily into her first book with an ignorance that illustrats the old adage the fools rush in where angels fear to tread ...Full bio