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Ilene Birkwood is recognized by Continental Who's Who

ISSAQUAH, Wash., March 3, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Continental Who's Who recognizes Ilene Birkwood as a Pinnacle Lifetime Member in recognition of her contribution to the field of publishing.

Ilene Birkwood writes both fiction and non-fiction books and is a Director of Ascendant Publishing. Prior to entering the writing field, she was a pioneer in the highly competitive technology industry. She was one of the first female managers at Hewlett Packard and served as Director of Software Engineering in HP Laboratories. She later became Vice President of Tandem Computers.

Her mysteries are set in New Zealand, where she lived during two enjoyable periods of her life, most recently for 14 years. "New Zealand's stunning beauty and laid back charm provide the perfect contrast to tales of murder and intrigue." Ilene says of her work. Her books capture New Zealand's unique appeal as they continue to intrigue readers with ingenious plots.

Ilene Birkwood has published three mysteries: Deadly Deception in 2004, What to Do About Emma in 2014 and her latest Hidden Depths in 2016. Hidden Depths follows the story of a Silicon Valley couple who move to New Zealand to escape the stress of the high tech world. One day, Steve disappears without trace. Kelly, refusing to believe he would leave her without a word, sets out to find him. Only to find herself caught up in his dangerous world.

Ilene has also published a WWII memoir, The Second Torpedo in 2012, presenting a fascinating view of war seen through the eyes of a child.

Ilene Birkwood is a member of the Pacific Northwest Writers Association, Mystery Writers of America, the International Society of Writers, and the National Association of Professional Women, which honored her as a VIP Woman of the Year in 2016. 

When not working, Ilene enjoys tai chi, reading, theatre, music and history, especially history of World War II and the Druids.

For more information, and to buy Ilene's books visit ILENEBIRKWOOD.COM.

Contact: Katherine Green, 516-825-5634, pr@continentalwhoswho.com

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