Eileen Garber was born in 1949. She obtained a Master Computer Scientist. During her distinguished career with the Department of Defense (1970-2001), she held a variety of technical leadership and management positions in emerging technology, knowledge management, Internet applications, IT workforce development, project management, policy and planning.
Eileen first fiction book was a collaborative effort with three friends Ruth Glick, Louise Titchener, and Carolyn Males, the result was a romance novel Love is Elected, published in 1982 by Silhouette under the pseudonym Alyssa Howard. She also published two computer books for kids. She wrote over a dozen young adult's books with Ruth Glick, with whom she also wrote romance novels under the pseudonyms: Amanda Lee, Samantha Chase and Rebecca York. But in the late 1990s, she decided to stop writing romance novels and focused in her informatic career.
She is an award-winning web designer since 1994. She serves as President of Technology Concepts, Inc, a web and knowledge management consultant firm for small business and government. Her client list includes bestselling authors such as Nora Roberts, Mary Jo Putney, and Patricia Rice, Bookstores such as Turn the Page Books, and Mystery Loves Company, and other small businesses. She writes a national column on the Internet for Better Health and Living Magazine and is a professor at the University of Phoenix Online and the UOP Maryland campus teaching e-business and web technology courses.
Eileen is married with Howard Buckholtz, and had two sons, Ryan and David. The family lives in Maryland, USA.