Gina Panettieri is president of Talcott Notch Literary Services, single mother of two sons and a daughter, and grandmother to two young fatherless grandsons she is helping her daughter raise. During her sons' teen years, Panettieri also cared for and helped raise other fatherless boys from her community. She has worked as a literary agent since 1988.
Philip S. Hall, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist and licensed school psychologist and is the principle author of two nonfiction books on children, Educating Oppositional and Defiant Children and Parenting Your Defiant Child. He holds a Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Montana. The majority of Dr. Hall's patients are fatherless families.