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Business Week interviews Gemma Townley, novelist and soon-to-be MBA.

Like her characters, Townley has undergone many transformations over the years. She started out editing Financial Management, a magazine for finance directors, and having her work appear in the Sunday Telegraph. Then she headed communications, first for the Charter Institute of Management Accountants and then in a government department.
Finally, in 2003, she began the MBA program and launched her career as a novelist virtually at the same time. Unafraid of a busy schedule, Townley also got married just as her first module for the MBA was starting. Recently she decided to give up her corporate job to work full-time from home as a writer. She's also close to earning her MBA degree once and for all.

We hate her and love her already for all the same reasons.
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