Kathy Ivens has authored, co-authored, contributed to, and ghost written more than fifty books on computer subjects. She is a frequent contributor to national magazines on computer topics, and is a Senior Contributing Editor for Windows IT Pro Magazine (nee Windows & .NET Magazine, nee nee Windows 2000 Magazine, nee nee nee Windows NT Magazine).
Before becoming a computer nerd, Ms Ivens spent many years as a television producer, where she had fun producing sports (especially football), and was mildly amused producing news, entertainment programs, childrens' shows, and promos. Before that, she was a community organizer for social agencies and a political consultant. She's also had careers in marketing, advertising, film/tape production, music, and soda-jerking (working backwards to prepubescence). She still can't explain to her grandchildren what she wants to be when she grows up.