About Eileen

Eileen Maki - Freelance Writer So, you’ve decided to learn all about me, huh? Well, there is a lot to learn, so get a cup of coffee or tea and get comfy (but keep your pants on if you’re in public, please!). Here’s the boring stuff, hang in there, it will be over soon!

I have worked for the last 5 years of my life as a Business and Systems Analyst and Project Manager for non-profits, government agencies, and higher education institutions. Before that, I was an Accountant and Fiscal Analyst for 15 years. I have a BS in Information Systems Management with a concentration in Financial Accounting and graduate coursework in Information Systems Management with a concentration on Project Management. I am a State Certified Project Management Associate and an instructor of technology topics and crafting!

Phew, now that the boring stuff is over with, let me tell you some fun stuff. I am (at the time of updating my bio) 36 years old. I have been a writer since I was 7, only finding the courage to attempt publication in recent years. I am a wife and mother as well as devoted daughter and loving sister. My family is the most important thing in my life. My birthday is July 20th and I love presents so don’t be shy!

My passion for the written word has been a life-long endeavor. I was introduced to John Saul as a teenager and read everything of his I could get my hands on. As I got older, I read Jane Austen and fell in love with her style and characterization techniques. I love poetry by Walt Whitman and Billy Collins. I love science fiction by Ray Bradbury Isaac Asimov. Fantasy is a genre I return to often, loving the works of J. R. R. Tolkein, Robert Jordan, Madeleine L’Engle and Terry Brooks. There are so many wonderful authors and works out in the world, it makes me happy when I think about all the books I have yet to read.

Writing is something I have to do. It makes me feel whole. My writing contains my heart and soul. One of my favorite quotes is from Walter Wellesley “Red” Smith:

“There’s nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and open a vein.”