Joan Minninger has taught writing at NYU, UC Berkeley and UCLA.  She has given writing workshops for The Dramatists Guild , The Mystery Writers of America and the American Academy of Psychotherapists. She has authored 13 books including The Father/Daughter Dance, a Psychology Book Club selection, Free Yourself to Write, a Writers Digest Book Club selection and Total Recall, a Book-of-the-Month Club alternate selection.  Her Ph.D. is from New York University.