“From the moment human beings are
born to the moment we die,
we need relationships.”

-Maryann Karinch
Literary Agent
Human Behavior Specialist

About Me

Here is my life in terms of career, education, athletics, and memberships:


In addition to the 24 books with my name on the cover, I have also ghostwritten books and done a lot of editing. In addition, I serve as a literary agent for non-fiction projects in several categories; if you are interested in that part of my life, please visit The Rudy Agency website. Recently, I also founded an ebook publishing company called GamePlan Press.

I frequently share the expertise I’ve developed, particularly over the last 12 years, with audiences in need of specialized training in interpersonal skills, including the Department of Homeland Security, staff and faculty at George Mason University, visitors to the International Spy Museum, corporate audiences, and both law and code enforcement professionals.

Earlier in my career, I served as PR manager for the Federal Systems Group of Apple Computer and director of communications for a prominent lobbying organization in Washington, DC. Before that, I managed a professional theater in the Nation’s Capital and independently co-produced a few shows. I’ve also served as a consultant to organizations such as AT&T, American National Standards Institute, The Open Group, and WatchGuard Technologies.


I earned a BA and MA in Speech and Drama from The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC. And since 1998, I have maintained a certification in personal training from the American Council on Exercise.


As a competitor, I have done very well in these sports at various times of my life: gymnastics, bodybuilding, power lifting, and adventure racing. And these have been just for fun: ocean whitewater kayaking, scuba diving, skydiving, and golf.


The Explorers Club (elected 2010)

Advisory Board, The Shannon Rodgers and Jerry Silverman School of Fashion Design and Merchandising at Kent State University (elected 2009)

P.E.O. (elected 2005)