Kathy Ivens has authored more than 50 books on computer subjects, many of them qualifying as “best sellers.” She is a frequent contributor to national magazines on computer topics. When she is away from her computers, she spends most of her time working in community organizations, where her efforts at roiling up the citizenry are politely described as “community activism.”
Before becoming a computer nerd, Ivens spent many years as a television producer, where she had fun producing sports (especially football) and was mildly amused producing news, entertainment programs, children’s shows, and promotional spots. She has worked as a journalist, a community organizer for social agencies, and a political consultant. She also had careers in marketing, advertising, film/tape production, music, and soda-jerking (working backwards to prepubescence). She still cannot explain to her grandchildren what she wants to be when she grows up.