I am also the author of the two previous editions (2003 & 2007) of Microsoft SharePoint For Dummies. SharePoint 2010 For Dummies is a labor of love; I've used SharePoint since its relative infancy, and it's exciting to see the product mature and become robust and end-user-centric. With this edition I've made a real effort to sideline the technical stuff and focus on what the business user needs and wants to know.
In "real life" I live in Indianapolis with my partner and our dogs Rosie and Ringo and one beleaguered cat, Ruby. I do freelance consulting in the SharePoint/web content space, helping clients ranging from small companies with 20 users to Fortune 200 enterprises to solve their business problems with innovative human-scaled solutions.
Read more about me on my website, SharePointGrrl (http://sharepointgrrl.com) or my blog (http://techgrrl.wordpress.com).