Kate McGuinness practiced law for 20 years at O’Melveny & Myers and later became an executive of the Times Mirror Company. After she left the corporate world, she focused on her son to his great dismay and studied writing. Her essays and articles about women’s rights have appeared in publications such as Fortune and the Guardian. Also, Kate published a legal suspense novel centered on sexual harassment. Recently, she published a non-fiction book for women with confidence building strategies. Kate moved to Santa Barbara County because of its beauty from the coast to the Santa Ynez Valley. She especially enjoys the birds that visit here.