ISSAQUAH, Wash., Nov. 9, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Continental Who's Who recognizes Ilene Birkwood as a Pinnacle Lifetime Member in recognition of her contributions to the field of Publishing.
As an Author, she writes both fiction and non-fiction books, and in 2011 became Founder and Director of Ascendant Publishing.
Birkwood has published several mysteries, including What To Do About Emma (2014), Deadly Deception (2004), and her latest release, Hidden Depths (2016). "I love mysteries set in New Zealand," Birkwood said of her work. "Its stunning beauty and laid back charm provide the perfect contrast to tales of murder and intrigue."
She has also published a WWII memoir, The Second Torpedo (2012), presenting a fascinating view of war seen through the eyes of a child.
Prior to entering the writing field in 1990, Birkwood successfully held leadership positions in the technology industry. She was a Vice President of Tandem Computers. Earlier, she was one of the first female managers at Hewlett Packard and served as the Director of Software Engineering in HP Laboratories.
To further her professional development, Birkwood is a member of the Pacific Northwest Writers Association, Mystery Writers of America, the International Society of Writers, and the National Association of Professional Women, which honored her as a VIP Woman of the Year.
When not working, Birkwood enjoys exercise, reading, theatre, music, and history.
For more information, and to buy Ilene's books visit www.Ilenebirkwood.com.
Contact: Katherine Green, 516-825-5634, firstname.lastname@example.org
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SOURCE Continental Who's Who