Professor Gordon is the highly acclaimed author of Mistress Bradstreet:The Untold Story of America's First Poet (Little, Brown), The Woman Who Named God: Abraham's Dilemma and the Birth of Three Faiths (Little, Brown), and Romantic Outlaws: The Extraordinary Lives of Mary Wollstonecraft and Her Daughter Mary Shelley (Random House). She has also published two books of poetry, When The Grateful Dead Came to St. Louis and Two Girls on a Raft. A graduate of Harvard College, she received a master's degree in creative writing and a Ph.D. in history and literature from Boston University. She has been a frequent guest on NPR and the CBC, including spots on Weekend Edition, The Current and New Dimensions. She has been the recipient of many awards for her work as a writer. Most recently, she was selected as the 2012 Rose Thering Fellow by the Lubar Institute for the Study of Abrahamic Religions at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Please visit her website www.charlottegordonbooks.com.