Mary Duncan, the founder and director of the Paris Writers Group, has lived in Paris since 2001. She is the publisher of the Paris Writers Press and the author of a memoir Henry Miller Is Under My Bed and is currently writing a book about a street in Paris where several French literary figures lived and worked. In her "life before Paris," she was a professor at San Diego State University, an expert on terrorism, the Irish Republican Army and the author of numerous articles. Her Ph.D. dissertation was based on research in Belfast. She has lectured at Oxford University, the Smithsonian Woodrow Wilson Center for Scholars and has been frequently interviewed on national radio and television news programs. She spends the winter months in her writing studio in La Jolla.