Melody Westerdal

 

 

 

Melody Westerdal

Melody Westerdal, a Seattle area native grew up always reading starting from Nancy Drew to Sidney Shelton, Anne Rice, Erma Bombeck, Patricia Cornwell and John Grisham.  After a career as an asset manager at GE Capital, writing nonfiction corporate publications, she completed two years of Popular Fiction classes at the University of Washington and writes fiction and nonfiction.  She has published internet restaurant reviews for restaurants in Seattle and Honolulu.  She gets inspiration from vacationing in Sweden or Hawaii.  Living in the Seattle area she is surrounded by a technology dominated family.  She occasionally runs away to play tennis, paint abstract art or redesigns her garden.

 

 

 

 

Home Town:

Bellevue, WA

 

Education:

B.A. Degree, Political Science, University of Washington and CPM® Certified Property Manager

 

Hobbies:

Tennis, writing, tennis, travel, tennis, skiing, tennis, sailing, tennis, gardening, tennis, designing and tennis

 

Work:

Always keep trying, there has got to be a way

It is a tragedy to waste the mind

Set your goals and achieve them
Take satisfaction in accomplishments

Work you enjoy is play

 

Favorite Movies:

Midnight in Paris, Chocolat, House of Cards, the Big Short & Money Monster.

 

Favorite Thinkers:

Warren Buffet and Voltaire

 

Favorite TV Shows:

Sharktank, CSI, Food Network shows, Jay Leno, 20/20, Sixty Minutes and NCIS

 

Favorite Music:

Andrea Bocelli, Diana Krall, Tony Bennett, The Beatles, Kenny G, James Galway, Mozart and Vivaldi

 

Countries Visited:

Austria, Belgium, Canada, Costa Rica, Croatia, Denmark, England, Egypt, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Macedonia, Mexico, Monaco, Norway, Panama, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and Vatican City

 

States/Territories Visited:

Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Mississippi, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Bahamas, Barbados, Martinique, St. Croix, St. John, St. Kitts, Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Martin, and St. Thomas

 

Favorite Quotes:

“Always do the right thingNorman Schwarzkopf Jr.

Appreciate all that comes your way

“Art is my life” Ilona Ritler

Coffee is my drug of choice
Dance like nobody's looking
Dark chocolate is worth it
Do your best every day
Eat less and keep moving
Exhale warmth & understanding
“Laugh, love and be merry” Piet Hein
Lead as a role model for those around you

My garden is my sanctuary
Savor the present

“Skiing on fumes” Bode Miller

Stay away from boring people
Surround yourself with beauty
Take action and lead
Think only positive thoughts
Treasure your family and friends

Web Favorites:

Wikipedia, Google, Craig's List Seattle & Investopedia

 

Favorite Restaurants:

Alan Wong’s, Le Bistro, Hau Tree Lanai, Seastar, Wild Ginger, Lobster Shop, Palisades and Palomino

 

Favorite Ski Areas:

Sun Valley, Crystal Mountain, Mt. Bachelor and Whistler Mountain

 

Favorite Subjects:

Art, History, Investing, Philosophy, Politics, and Trends in thinking.

 

Favorite Airline:

Alaska Airlines

 

Favorite Authors:

Janet Evanovich, John Grisham, and J.A. Jance.

 

Favorite Chefs:

The Barefoot Contessa (Ina Garten), Emeril Lagasse, Michael Chiarello, and Wolfgang Puck

 

Favorite Cities:

Florence, Honolulu, Paris, New York London, San Francisco, Roma and Stockholm.

 

Favorite Comedian:

Jerry Seinfeld

 

Favorite Sports Show:  

Winter Olympics & US Open Tennis

 

Organizations:

PNWA, MWA, Sisters in Crime, BOMA and IREM.

 

Family:

Christina Westerdal, Per Westerdal, Evii, Anders & John Westerdal, Elisabeth & Rolle Westerdal, Laila & Håkan Westerdal

 

Favorite Beaches

Kailua Beach & Waikiki Beach

 

Favorite  Museums

MOMA, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Musee d’Orsee, Seattle Art Museum