When Harper graduated from Brown University with a history degree, there was no inkling that a career as a writer would follow. After running a successful business for years, then launching the Social Impact Conference to support business owners, artists and activists dedicated to positive social change, Harper realized that story-telling was fundamental to changing the world and that history housed the greatest stories of them all. Harper especially enjoys finding important but forgotten, or misunderstood, figures from history and bringing them back to life so that the reader can learn about them firsthand. Rosanne Welch serves as Executive Director of the Stephens College MFA in TV and Screenwriting. Television credits include Beverly Hills 90210, Picket Fences, Nightline and Touched by an Angel. Award-winning publications include When Women Wrote Hollywood, runner up for the Susan Koppelman Award for best edited book in feminist studies; Women in American History, named Outstanding Reference Source and added to the list of 2017’s Best Historical Materials, by the ALA.