Alessa Adamo

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Industry Non-Profit
Occupation Disaster Preparedness, Response and Recovery
Location San Francisco Bay Area
Introduction Alessa is in her late 50’s and lives on the coast in a small apartment with her partner, Traci and their two cats. in the San Francisco Bay Area. She was raised in Rochester, New York and came out west in 1969, settling in California in 1972. She enlisted in the U.S. Air Force in her teens (don’t ask), and was a B-52 crew chief and a C-141 flight engineer over 20 years on active duty and the reserves. She also had a career in selling real estate where she managed a realty office for nearly 20 years. She finally got a BA degree from San Francisco State University in 2006 in English and Creative Writing (going back to school was not easy). Today, Alessa is employed at a small San Francisco nonprofit where she teaches disaster preparedness. And of course, she writes.
Interests Reading, writing, eating, cooking, eating, walking on the ocean, eating, eating Italian food, cats, and eating.
Favorite Movies Sleeper, 2001 A Space Odyssey, Gone With the Wind, Titanic (James Cameron), The Godfather, Pulp Fiction, It's A Wonderful Life, Back to the Future (all three), Gladiator, Saving Private Ryan, Cast Away, The Sixth Sense, Star Wars.
Favorite Books The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen, The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck, The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut, The Shinning; The Stand by Stephen King, The Hunt For Red October by Tom Clancy, I Robot; Foundation by Isaac Asimov, The Time Machine by H.G. Wells, The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury, Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert Heinlein, The Jungle by Upton Sinclare, Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray, Moby Dick by Herman Melville, The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexander Dumas pere, Gai-Jin; Tai-Pan by James Clavell, and most recently, Night Flight by Alessa Adamo.