Usha Alexander is a writer and Instructional Designer who recently left her position of twelve years with Apple Inc. in order to pursueÂ creative writing and to participate in socially relevant projects. Her first novel, Only the Eyes Are Mine, was published in 2005 and she’s currently at work on a second one. Prior to her years at Apple, Usha spent time in the Pacific Island nation of Vanuatu, where she taught secondary school science with the US Peace Corps. At university and graduate school, she studied chemistry, molecular biology, and anthropology. She grew up in a small, remote town in the Rocky Mountain region of the USA.