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Susan Freinkel is a science writer whose work has appeared in a variety of national publications including: "Discover," "Reader's Digest," "Smithsonian," and "The New York Times." For her next book, she is moving from the natural world to the artificial one. She lives in San Francisco.
Paola Gianturco is the author/photographer of four illustrated books. Exhibitions include the UN and Field Museum . Media coverage includes "Marie Claire," "NYT," "Washington Post," Oprah, CNN, and NPR.
Gianturco has co-taught executive institutes at Stanford University.
Moira Gunn is host of the radio programs "Tech Nation" and "BioTech Nation," aired by National Public Radio. "Tech Nation" episodes are normally based on an interview with the author of a science- or technology-related book. "BioTech Nation" is based on interviews with significant figures in the field of bio-technology, as well as regular discussions with science journalist David Ewing Duncan.
"Tech Nation" and "BioTech Nation" programs are also published as podcasts by IT Conversations.
Gunn's early career included work at NASA on large-scale scientific computation and global communications, with special emphasis in infrared satellite image processing, computational fluid dynamics, and global climate and weather modeling. She also did work in robotics engineering at IBM, Morton Thiokol, United Technologies/Pratt and Whitney, Lockheed-Martin, Rolls-Royce, and the US Navy.
Gunn has a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from Purdue University and an M.A. in computer science.
Masha Hamilton is the author the acclaimed novels: Staircase of a Thousand Steps, The Distance Between Us, and The Camel Bookmobile, which independent booksellers called an excellent book club selection.
She also has lived and reported from the Middle East, Moscow, Africa and Afghanistan.
Cynthia Lee Katona
Cynthia Lee Katona is a professor of literature, the author of Book Savvy, a reviewer for the Dow Jones Online Review, and a nationally published travel photographer.
Author Paola Gianturco discusses her journey from a lucrative business career to philanthropic book projects incorporating photography and personal narratives. She also discusses her most recent work, Women Who Light the Dark.