Carla Rose started her photography career at the age of eight with a Brownie Hawkeye. A graduate of the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, she was a TV news photographer and film editor, as well as an advertising copywriter and graphic artist, before discovering the Macintosh. She wrote all or part of about 30 computer books, including Maclopedia, Adobe InDesign for the Mac, Sams Teach Yourself Digital Photography in 14 Days, Scrapbooking with Adobe Photoshop Elements 3, The Whole Mac, Managing the Windows NT Server, PageMaker 6.5 Complete, Sams Teach Yourself Digital Photography and Adobe Photoshop Elements 3 All in One, Mac Online, The First Book of Macintosh, The First Book of PageMaker 4 for Macintosh, It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Mac, Turbocharge Your Mac, and Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About the Mac. She was a contributing editor to Photoshop User magazine and also wrote for publications ranging from the Atlantic Fisherman to Adobe Magazine to The New Yorker. She lived near Boston with her husband, audio guru Jay Rose, and three large, friendly cats. Carla passed away on December 24, 2005, and is keenly missed by all who were fortunate enough to know her.
Kate Binder is a graphics expert who works from her home in New Hampshire, doing design and production for books, magazines, ebooks, and websites. She is the author of several books, including The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Mac OS X, Easy Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger, and Easy Adobe Photoshop Elements 4, and she is the coauthor of several more books, including
Microsoft Office: Mac v.X Inside Out, SVG for Designers, and Get Creative: The Digital Photo Idea Book. To those interested in a successful career as a designer, photographer, or computer book writer, Kate recommends acquiring several retired racing greyhounds (find out more about www.adopt-a-greyhound.org–she finds her four greyhounds extraordinarily inspirational). Kate can be reached via her website at www.prospecthillpub.com.