Diane Gillespie is Emerita Professor, Community Psychology, Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences School at the University of Washington Bothell. As an educational psychologist, she has written two academic books and numerous scholarly articles. Stories for Getting Back to Sleep is her first venture into self-help fiction. She cares deeply about social justice and volunteers for the nonprofit Tostan (Tostan.org). She lives in Seattle, Washington, with her husband and enjoys spending time with her son, daughter, and their families.