Robin Rinaldi is a journalist and author of The Wild Oats Project: One Woman's Midlife Quest for Passion at Any Cost. Before she left her day job to write a book, she was executive editor at 7x7, a San Francisco city magazine. Prior to that she wrote an award-winning food column for Philadelphia Weekly. She's written for The New York Times, Oprah Magazine, Yoga Journal, and others. She grew up in a small Pennsylvania town but has spent most of her life in California.