|Full-time author Merrie Destefano’s first novel is Afterlife: The Resurrection Chronicles. In a previous life, she was the editor of Victorian Homes magazine, founding editor of Cottages & Bungalows magazine, and contributing editor of Romantic Homes magazine.|
With 20 years of experience in publishing, she worked for a variety of publishing/broadcasting companies that include Focus on the Family, The Word for Today, PJS Publications, and Beckett Media. In addition to editing and writing, her background includes print buying, writing/producing radio promos, directing photo shoots, developing new products, writing jacket copy for books, creating sales media packets, and organizing direct-mail campaigns.
Born in the Midwest, she currently lives in Southern California with her husband, a Siamese cat, two German shepherds, and the occasional wandering possum. Her favorite hobbies are reading speculative fiction and watching the SyFy channel, and her incurable addiction is writing. She loves to hike in the mountains, walk on the beach, watchold movies and listen to alternative music—although rarely all at the same time.