Carmen Renee Berry is a New York Times-bestselling author who has written or cowritten more than 25 books, including Aunties: Our Older, Cooler, Wiser Friends; Girlfriends for Life; A Girlfriend's Gift; Girlfriends Talk About Men; and When Helping You Is Hurting Me. Her books have been translated into Chinese, Hebrew, German, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish, and Swedish. She lives in Orange County, California. Tamara Traeder is a licensed marriage and family therapist. She has coauthored or edited eight books, including Girlfriends: Invisible Bonds, Enduring Ties and Aunties: Our Older, Cooler, Wiser Friends. She lives in St. Helena, California.