Steven W. Naifeh & Gregory White Smith Steven Naifeh Steven Woodward Naifeh and Gregory White Smith met on their first day at Harvard and began a partnership which was finally formalized in 1981, when they founded Woodward/White, Inc. They have written some 18 books together and won the Pulitzer Prize for Biography for their book, Jackson Pollock: An American Saga. The book was also a finalist for the National Book Award in 1990. In 2001, it was made into the Oscar-winning film, Pollock.
      Naifeh has been the President of Woodward/White and editor of The Best Lawyers in America – a guide to the top legal talent in the US – since 1981. In 1989, after Smith successfully overcame what was diagnosed as "terminal" brain cancer, the two began publishing The Best Doctors in America. In 1992, they founded Best Doctors, Inc., to help people find information on doctors when they are facing a medical crisis. Naifeh was Chairman of Best Doctors, Inc. from 1997 until 2000.
Books written by these men:
  • Jackson Pollock: An American Saga (1989)
  • On a Street Calle Easy,
         In a Cottage Called Joyce (1996)
  • Making Miracles Happen (1997)
  • The Best Lawyers in America (from 1981)
  • The Best Doctors in America (from 1997)
Carla Neggers
Carla Neggers started writing at a young age, when she'd grab a pad and pen and climb a tree to spin stories. She grew up in rural western Massachusetts with six brothers and sisters and assorted dogs, cats, pigs, chickens, sheep, guinea pigs and one cow. Her father was a Dutch sailor who immigrated to the U.S. after World War II, and her mother hails from the Florida Panhandle. They packed up the car with all their belongings just before Carla, their third child, was born, and headed north to start a new life.
      After graduating magna cum laude from Boston University and a brief stint as an arts and entertainment writer, Carla turned to writing fiction full-time. She has written more than 50 novels -10 of them New York Times bestsellers-and has earned raves from critics and readers alike for her unique blend of fast-paced action, suspense and romance.
      In addition to writing, Carla enjoys travel, karate, hiking and kayaking. She and her husband have two children and live in Vermont , where they recently renovated their mountain house not far from picturesque Quechee Gorge.
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Books by Carla Neggers:
  • Cold Ridge
  • The Harbor
  • Stonebrook Cottage
  • On Fire
Robin Nixon
Robin Nixon Robin Nixon has worked with and written about computers since the early 1980s (his first computer was a Tandy TRS 80 Model 1 with a massive 4KB of RAM!). During this time he has written in excess of 500 articles for many of the UK's top computer magazines. Learning PHP, MySQL & JavaScript is his third book.
      Robin started his computing career in the Cheshire homes for disabled people, where he was responsible for setting up computer rooms in a number of residential homes, and for evaluating and tailoring hardware and software so that disabled people could use the new technology - sometimes by means of only a single switch operated by mouth or finger.
      After writing articles for computer magazines about his work with disabled people, he eventually worked full time for one of the country's main IT magazine publishers, where he held several roles including editorial, promotions, and cover disc editing.
      With the dawn of the Internet in the 1990s, Robin branched out into developing websites. One of these presented the world's first radio station licensed by the music copyright holders, and was featured in several news reports on TV and radio networks in the United Kingdom. In order to enable people to continue to surf while listening, Robin also developed the first known pop-up windows.
      Robin lives on the southeast coast of England with his wife Julie, a trained nurse, and five children, where he also finds time to foster three disabled children, as well as working full time from home as a technical author.
      Books by Robin Nixon:
  • Learning PHP, MySQL & JavaScript © 2009