Johanna Lindsey is one of the world's most successful romance authors. She has written over 30 books, of which 54 million copies are in print and have been translated into 12 languages. Lindsey was born with the name Johanna Helen Howard on March 10, 1952. As a young wife and mother, Lindsey became a great fan of romance novels and wrote her first book, Captive Bride in 1977, on a whim when she was 25. To the young author's great surprise, it made The New York Times Bestsellers list. Lindsey had found a romance formula that worked. Take any setting past or present, introduce a rascally rakish male and a romantic heroine, let their hearts ignite with passion, lust, and love. Lindsey has something of a cult following, following such titles as "Heart of Thunder", "Hearts Aflame", "A Heart So Wild", and ''Keeper of the Heart". She has loyal fans reading "Glorious Angel" and "Gentle Rogue" and legions of devotees buying her Malory family series. In 2014 her title, Stormy Persuasion, made The New York Times Best Seller List Because her father was in the U.S. Army, Lindsey traveled to many places as a child. She was born in Germany and grew up in Fort Knox, Kentucky. The family settled in Hawaii and Lindsey was married right after high school.
Rick Szostak is Professor of Economics (and Acting Director of the Science Technology and Society program) at the University of Alberta, where he has taught since gaining his PhD from Northwestern University in 1985.ï¿½ He is the author of 9 books and 30 articles, all interdisciplinary in nature.ï¿½ Many of these publications address how to best perform interdisciplinary research, teaching, or administration.ï¿½ He created and teaches two courses about how to do interdisciplinary research.ï¿½ He also teaches courses on economic growth, economic history, and STS.ï¿½ During a term as Associate Dean, he created the Office of Interdisciplinary Studies (which administers eight programs and stand-alone courses about interdisciplinarity), the STS program, and an Individualized Major.ï¿½ He has served on the Board of the Association for Integrative Studies for several years.