Michelle Rapkin is a three-time cancer survivor. First diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in 2000, she is intimately acquainted with the ins and outs of cancer. A graduate of Cornell University, Rapkin has spent over thirty years in the publishing industry, working on hundreds of books including more than a dozen New York Times bestsellers. She is the editorial founder of Crossings Book Club. She currently lives in Ocean Grove, New Jersey, just steps from the beach--her happy place.