Cathie Gandel (www.cathiegandel.com) has written extensively on trends in engineering education, medicine and medical technology for U.S. News & World Report and AARP as well as answering readers most puzzling questions including: Will engineering grad school help me get a job? Why doesn't Medicare pay for hearing aids? Where can I get the best cancer care? How can I protect myself from dangerous falls? Her articles on personal finance, travel and lifestyle have appeared in Bankrate.com, Arrive magazine, Reader's Digest, Smithsonian.com, and More magazine. In addition, Gandel is a best-selling author and award-winning ghostwriter. Her first book, Jon Jerde in Japan: Designing the Spaces Between, was published in April, 2000 by Balcony Press, and became number 4 on The Los Angeles Times Hardcover Nonfiction Bestseller List. Her second project was as ghostwriter/collaborator for Kathy Kriger, aka Mme Rick, on Rick's Cafe:Bringing the Film Legend to Life in Casablanca (Lyons Press, 2012). The book was chosen as a notable memoir by Publishers Weekly.