Even as a child, pre-school, I would “dictate” stories
to my mother to jot down on paper accompanied by my Crayola
drawings. As a teenager, I fashioned morose, melodramatic
poetry, ensuring everyone was aware of my angst. When I
became an adult [?] I settled into more conventional writing
that ultimately morphed into writing professionally for,
among other things, food and shelter.
Writing is business, solitary and concentrated, a methodical
and organic occupation--a business.
My muse? Well, hunger does it for me; include car insurance,
a vacation, an HMO—you get the picture--but even more, a
client's satisfaction and the occasional affirmation of
Warm regards from Boston,
Born in Boston (U.S.A.), D.V. Malcolm is a
baby boomer, former U.S. Air Force wife (read:
gypsy, nomad ) and unrepentant Anglophile. Having
moved 20 times in 17 years, lived in England for nine, traveled
the U.S. and Europe, she has finally hung her hat for the
past 19 years in the Boston suburb of Braintree, just eight
miles south of the capitol city.
A writer by profession, interior designer by vocation,
and amateur anthropologist by default, she is the mother
of one daughter and three (unashamedly adored) grandchildren.
Family life and heritage is paramount to her. She works
on the written word, spends time with family, researches
everything she fancies, entertains, travels, "does"
eBay, gets a kick out of British comedies, and is enjoying
a revitalized midlife with her grandchildren.
1979 - Current
Freelance/Contract Writer, Journalist,
Owner, chief writer, Hallmark
Career Pros Writing Services, Boston, (formerly
Career Pro of Copley Square)
Owner, publicist, Atelier
Panache, Boston, an arts/antiques firm and artists'
Director of Communications, Massachusetts
Family Institute, Boston
Internships Director, Alumni Newsletter Editor,
Life/Work Skills Class Instructor, The Moving
Ahead Program at St. Francis House
Homeless Shelter, Boston
Features Writer, 'Around Town' Editor, Copy Editor,
Copy Editor, Features Writer, The
metro-Boston-south newspaper, Quincy, MA
Assistant SpEd/LD Adjunct, The Bicester
School, Oxfordshire, England
University of Maryland, Heidelberg, Germany.
ALA, English/Communications [minor, anthropology], 1985.
[Oxford University Summer Sessions, Rewley House, through
the University of Maryland satellite campus, Oxfordshire,
LaSalle College, Shalimar, FL. AA, Interior
Design and Decorative Arts, 1979.
Boston Author’s Club
Charter member, Boston Women Communicators
Professional Association of Resume Writers
American Writers and Artists Institute
Travel, art, antiques, interior design, historical preservation,
genealogy, cultural anthropology, history, the medium of
film, British comedy, reading, eBay, swimming, and doting