Gwyn Cready has a BA in English lit and an MBA in marketing, both from the University of Chicago. She spent 25 years in brand management before becoming a full-time writer. She a daughter in college in Philly, a son working as a web engineer in DC, and a daughter-in-law set to join the family in September. She lives with her husband and adorable dog (the husband’s pretty adorable, too) in a condo overlooking Pittsburgh.

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