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I’m devoted to volunteering and I’ve spent a part of my career in forays into public service at nonprofits. As a development director for the International Learning Center, Wisconsin’s largest refugee organization, and Neighborhood House, its sister nonprofit that serves inner-city children and families, I wrote annual reports, marketing and fundraising materials. I contributed pro bono writing and fundraising expertise as a board member of The Nonprofit Center and as a volunteer for the Wisconsin Humane Society. I come from a military family and provided fund-raising and writing services for Milwaukee Homeless Veterans, Women’s Veterans Initiative, and a nonprofit art therapy program for veterans with PTSD called Artful Warrior. My nonprofit work comes from my commitment to social justice. My novel, Blood to Rubies, is, at its core, about injustice—most of it, unanswered. But, sometimes, justice is answered, but by a means we will never know…

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