Mary Ellen Foley grew up in Kentucky, spent many years on the San Francisco Peninsula, and now lives in a rural village in Surrey in England. She has more degrees than she has any use for, conferred by Transylvania University (Kentucky) and Stanford University (California).
Having earned a couple of these degrees in chemistry, she of course had a career in software engineering that inevitably led to her return to Stanford for a Master of Liberal Arts with a focus on literature. She now edits other writers’ manuscripts, writes a few of her own, and is on the editorial staff of the Virginia Woolf Bulletin.
She and her husband, Ernest Adams, recently became dual nationals. As long as the UK and the USA don’t descend into open warfare, that should work out.