Ron L. Deal, MMFT, is the founder of Successful Stepfamilies. He is author of The Smart Stepfamily and coauthor of The Smart Stepmom. Ron is a licensed marriage and family therapist and licensed professional counselor who frequently appears in the national media. Ron and his wife, Nan, and their sons live in Amarillo, Texas.
David H. Olson, PhD, is founder and CEO of Life Innovations. The author of more than twenty books, David frequently has appeared in the national media. He lives in suburban St. Paul, Minnesota.