Mary Jo McConahay
Born in Chicago, Mary Jo McConahay is an award-winning reporter who covered the wars in Central America and economics in the Middle East. She has traveled in seventy countries and has been fascinated by the history of World War II since childhood, when she listened to the stories of her father, a veteran U.S. Navy officer. A graduate of the University of California in Berkeley, she covers Latin America as an independent journalist. Her previous books include Maya Roads, One Woman’s Journey Among the People of the Rainforest and Ricochet, Two Women War Reporters and a Friendship Under Fire. She lives in San Francisco.