A seasoned writer, Alan Gelb has published novels with G.P. Putnam’s Sons, St. Martin’s Press, Dell, Avon, and more. In 2008, Ten Speed Press published his "Conquering the College Admissions Essay in 10 Steps," often ranked the #1 college essay book on Amazon. His latest book, "Having the Last Say: Capturing Your Legacy in One Small Story" enables older people to engage in life review and create narratives that explore their values and beliefs. For almost 30 years, Alan and his wife, Karen Levine, a journalist-turned-psychotherapist, have lived in the middle of 15 acres in Chatham, New York, a small, rural town located between Albany and The Berkshires. Alan is an avid gardener, feeder of birds, and spectator of wild turkeys and the occasional bear that visits the property.