The Author uses the pen name of Gottlieb Bradley, derived from a combination of other family names. She is a retired dermatologist who practiced for over 40 years in Los Angeles, Nepal and Pennsylvania. Having done her undergraduate degrees in Georgia, she finished her residency in dermatology at the University of Pennsylvania. The proud mother of two sons and four grandchildren, she divides her time between Western Pennsylvania and the Washington DC area. She enjoys watercolor and acrylic painting and continues to write and travel.