Jan Yager, the former J.L. (Janet Lee) Barkas, is the author of forty award-winning nonfiction and fiction books which have been translated into 32 languages. She has a Ph.D. in sociology from The City University of New York and an M.A. in criminal justice from Goddard College Graduate Program. She also did a year of graduate work in art therapy at Hahnemann Medical College and graduate courses in editing and publishing at the NYU publishing program. In addition to writing her own books, Dr. Yager is a ghostwriter and co-author. Jan has been selling foreign rights since she was head of foreign rights at Grove Press, Inc. for a year in her mid-twenties. She regularly exhibits or attends the Frankfurt Book Fair, Book Expo, and other book fairs around the world. Jan is also a professional speaker, workshop leader, coach, and consultant.