Ariadne Lukas

Stories Unexpected

About Me

Sandia Mountains,
Albuquerque, New Mexico

I grew up in the foothills of Albuquerque, New Mexico, with a first name nobody could pronounce and European parents who didn’t believe in owning a TV.

When I was eleven, our family lived in Germany for a year and traveled all over Europe. I treasure those unique experiences and memories that still influence me today.

After I married my high school sweetheart and moved to Illinois, I graduated from Loyola University with a bachelor of science in biology. Today, I work for an internal creative agency for a major healthcare company, where I’m a senior writer/editor and project manager for a variety of media—from journalistic, marketing, web and video communications to instructional and technical projects.

I’ve been blessed with two amazing sons, a daughter-in-law who’s like my own, three incredible grandchildren, and a husband who treats me like a queen. And, of course, life wouldn’t be complete without our two lovable cats and fearless terrier. I’m very close to my family in Albuquerque and return there for yearly visits. Next to writing and reading, I enjoy gardening, cooking, walking/hiking, nature and wildlife, golfing, playing the piano, dancing, and painting/drawing.

Lately, my favorite quote is:

“The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek.”
—Joseph Campbell

 I’ve got one foot in the cave.

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