Marilyn Gottlieb, who has published widely in magazines and literary journals, began her writing career as a columnist for Dan’s Papers on Long Island, New York. President of The Crescendo Group, a full-service public relations firm, she was a VP and SVP at two multi-billion dollar international advertising agencies and was an adjunct professor at the New School University. Inducted into the YWCA’s prestigious Academy of Women Achievers, she also was a member of the Board of Advertising Women of New York. She attended Skidmore College and earned an MA from New York University and an MFA in Writing and Literature from Stony Brook Southampton. Her first book was Life with an Accent (2013), an historical biography with the young adult edition out in 2016.