About the Author
Fran Smith’s work has appeared in hundreds of newspapers and dozens of magazines, including O, The Oprah Magazine, Redbook, Salon, Good Housekeeping, Health and Prevention. She has won numerous awards for medical reporting, health care investigations and feature writing and shared in a Pulitzer Prize as a reporter for the San Jose Mercury News. She is a frequent speaker on storytelling, health writing and effective communications. She is graduate of Cornell University and the University of California at Berkeley and was a John S. Knight Fellow at Stanford University.