Shirkey was born in Staunton,
VA. She received her degree in
Rhetoric and Communications from the University
of Virginia (she’s a
crazy Wahoos fan) where she was also a member of Alpha Xi Delta sorority. She
then proceeded to become a gypsy – moving from city to city. Currently, she
resides in VA, but who knows where she’ll turn up next. Her cat, Pooh Bear,
would prefer to stay in one place so he can adequately mark his territory.
from writing, Carmen’s passion is for travel. She once got a fortune cookie
that told her that she would “step on the soil of many countries,” and she took
it seriously. She hopes that enough people will buy her book so she can go on
permanent vacation, instead of packing all her travel into two measly weeks
each year. That’s the amount of vacation time she gets in her full-time gig as
a Web editor.
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