ISSAQUAH, Wash., Sept. 27, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- As an Author as well as the Founder and Director of Ascendant Publishing, Birkwood utilizes her expertise in fiction as well as non-fiction writing, publishing and management. She started her work with Ascendant Publishing five years ago.
Prior to entering the publishing field in 1990, Birkwood successfully held management positions in the software industry. She was one of the first female managers at Hewlett Packard and served as the Director of Software Engineering for HP Laboratories. In addition, she was named the Vice President of Tandem Computers.
Today, Birkwood can cite a number of published fictional mystery genre works on her resume, including What to Do about Emma, The Second Torpedo, Deadly Deception and her newly published book, Hidden Depths.
"I love writing 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."
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, writing, theatre and World War II history. She dedicates this recognition to her son, Randall, for his love and support.
For more information, and to buy Ilene's books including Hidden Depths, visit www.ilenebirkwood.com.
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