FERN MICHAELS is the USA Today and #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Sisterhood, Men of the Sisterhood, Kentucky, Vegas, and Godmothers series, as well as dozens of other novels and novellas. Fern Michaels is considered the pioneer of contemporary women’s fiction, with more than ninety million copies of her books in print and more than 90 NYT bestsellers, including each installment of The Sisterhood series. An avid animal lover, Fern Michaels has outfitted dozens of police dogs across the country with special bulletproof vests. She built and funded two day-care centers for twenty-five years to help families remain in the workplace. She shares her 300-year-old South Carolina home with her three dogs, one cat, and a resident ghost named Mary-Margaret.