is a New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author, an award-winning editor, and a specialist in organizational history and communications.
Her work has been published by Simon & Schuster, Chronicle Books, Time-Life, HarperCollins, Viking, Running Press, the New York Post, Time.com, The Independent (UK), Stanford Magazine, Parenting Magazine, Diablo Magazine, and numerous organizational publications.
Her work has been praised by People Magazine, the Smithsonian, Publishers Weekly, Booklist, Library Journal, the San Francisco Chronicle, San Francisco Magazine, the San Francisco Examiner, and the San Jose Mercury-News.
A graduate of Stanford University in English literature and
journalism, she has a master's degree in history from San Francisco State University.