Charlie Wetzel graduated from the University of New Orleans with a BA and an MA in English, despite growing up as a nonreader. He worked as a chef, teacher, college dean, and car salesman before becoming a full-time writer in his mid-thirties. He has written more than ninety books, mostly with leadership expert John C. Maxwell, including six New York Times bestsellers. Charlie also writes fiction. He penned The Candy Shop, a Crystal Heart award-winning short film starring Doug Jones. Charlie has been married to Stephanie for more than twenty-five years. They keep busy parenting three young adults, running, and traveling together. Charlie also enjoys cooking, gardening, reading, and training in martial arts. He insists this is the year he will finish writing his first novel! Stephanie Wetzel has been her husband Charlie's primary editor for as long as they've been married, including for every book Charlie has written with author John C. Maxwell. A writer in her own right, she blogged for a decade-back when blogging was still cool. She now partners in writing with Charlie and works with other authors. Stephanie loves being wife to Charlie and mom to three young adults. She forces herself to run with Charlie, but she actually enjoys reading, learning, traveling, and eating former chef Charlie's cooking. Stephanie grew up obsessed with horses and competed as a teenager at extremely low levels in local shows. No longer a regular rider, she still occasionally gets a tear in her eye at the sight of a horse.