Marie Chapian, Pulitzer Prize nominee and New York Times best selling author, has published over 30 books translated in 17 languages. She has written and illustrated award winning books for children, three books of poetry, and is best known for her biographies and popular devotional books. Her award winning novel, "I Love You Like a Tomato," is written under her Italian name, Marie Giordano and two books of poetry under the name Marie Jordan. Her most recent books are "The Other Side of Suffering," co-authored with John Ramsey and "The Emancipation of Robert Sadler," the true story of a 20th century slave in America. Originally from Minnesota, Marie now lives, in Southern California where she writes, teaches, paints and is the Founder of the Quiet Prayer Christian Meditation community.