Erika V. Shearin Karres, Ed.D., author of Mean Chicks, Cliques, and Dirty Tricks, is a well-known parenting expert and lecturer who has won numerous Outstanding Educator awards. Dr. Erika was honored by the Governor of North Carolina with the state's highest civilian honor, the Order of the Long Leaf Pine, and by the Governor of Kentucky with that state's highest civilian honor, the Kentucky Colonel, for her work in education. She lives in Chapel Hill, NC.
Rebecca Caperton Rutledge, Ph.D., B.C.F.E., B.C.F.M., is the author of The Everything Parent's Guide to Children with Depression. A board-certified psychologist who specializes in family therapy and individual therapy for children and adolescents, she has experience as a court-appointed psychologist and has maintained columns for several psychology publications, including Your Health, Memphis Women's Journal, and the Shelby Sun Times. Ms. Rutledge lives in Memphis, TN.