I grew up in Charleston, S.C., one of the loveliest towns in the United States, and currently live with my fiance in Charlottesville, Va., a small, Southern university town with a sophisticated energy. I manage communications for a 3,000-employee global information service company, headquartered in Charlottesville. Our offices are in Islamabad, Ahmedabad, Hong Kong, Manila, Singapore, Perth, Canada, Stockholm and London (not to mention several in North America) and I love working with people from different countries. We spend our spare time reading 19th- through 21st-century fiction, social and political US histories and modern-day graphic novels; watching movies (everything from Harry Potter to The Seven Samari); dining out (farm-to-table, sushi and French are favorites!), and playing with our Goldendoddle dog and grey cat.