About the Author
Opal has been a full-time resident of Second Life® since August 2006 and has tried pretty much everything under the virtual sun. She turns humanavatars into mermaids and mermen with her Mer Betta™ products andcreates miscellaneous items under her Ms.O.Lei-ny™ brand. Sheinitiated fundraising strategies for the International SpaceflightMuseum, avidly supported the Relay for Life in Second Life, and strutted her stuff on the virtual catwalk of MODA Fashion.
Lea's literary career started at age 8 with silly poems about little brownbirds, which are now lost. Her artistic career started in the sixthgrade when she won an art contest which gave her the chance to attend asummer workshop to explore various visual arts media. Her technicalcareer started when she wrote her first "Hello, world" program in thePascal language during the first term of her Computer Science undergraddegree. She worked in the software industry for almost a decade and ahalf, including a nine-year stint at Microsoft. Her business careerstarted when she dropped everything and drove cross-country to get herMBA. Her virtual career started when she learned how to fly. Orperhaps, she learned how to fly when her virtual career started.Through Second Life, she found full expression of herself as an artistat heart, a techie by mind, and an entrepreneur in spirit.
Her shrink calls her a Renaissance woman; her friends call her insane. "Love, Like Dim Sum" is her first book.