Gail Rae has been a non-fiction writer for over twenty years. After earning both her B.A. and M.A. from Hunter College of The City University of New York, she began writing how to books, study guides, literary guides, and public and private newspaper articles, as well as occasionally ghosting articles. In November of 2010, Ms. Rae's essay was featured on the front page of both KidneyTimes.com and RSNHope.org. Her blog, "What Is It and How Did I Get It?" (based on this book) is carried on both The American Society of Nephrologists' and The Chronic Kidney Disease Support Forum's Facebook pages. Gail also is the kidney educator for Facebook's The Transplant Community Outreach. While Ms. Rae teaches writing and literature on the college level and acts in plays and movies, as well as writing, she strongly feels her best work has been, and always will be, her two grown daughters.