Marie Watts has had a long career, first with the equal employment opportunity commission, investigating employment discrimination; moving to the private sector as a human resource manager and director. Marie currently runs her own show, focusing on encouraging diversity and preventing discrimination.
And she writes. The first to books in her Alice Arden trilogy, The Cause Lives and Only a Pawn, take us behind the scenes where politics and ambition often dictate policy and priorities. We discussed her metamorphosis from professional to storyteller, her "pantser" approach to story construction and how she puts puzzle pieces from many personalities into the composites that become her cast.