A few words about book's author
KATE WHITE is the editor in chief of Cosmopolitan magazine. She is also the author of the national bestseller WHY GOOD GIRLS DONT GET AHEAD AND WHY GUTSY GIRLS DO and YOU ON TOP: Smart, Sexy Skills Every Woman Needs to Set the World On Fire. She lives in New York City and can be reached at www.katewhite.com.
As the editor-in-chief of famed magazine Cosmopolitan, Kate White knows women inside and out. She knows what women like, and she especially knows what they like to read. So its no surprise that her deliciously decadent mystery novels are such a hit with the ladies. White came from a strong background in the magazine world. Since getting her foot in the door at Glamour magazine by winning their Top Ten College Women contest, she has worked as an editorial assistant at Glamour, later becoming a feature writer and columnist for the magazine. Following her stint at Glamour, she worked her way up to editor-in-chief for Child, then Working Woman, McCalls, and Redbook. In 1998, White became editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan. Since joining the ranks of Cosmo, White has spear-headed a spin-off magazine called Cosmo Style, started a channel called Cosmo Radio on Sirius Radio, and published books such as Cosmo Kama Sutra through the magazines Cosmo Books. She is also responsible for driving Cosmopolitans readership through the roof. Since taking control of the magazine, she has increased its circulation by over 500,000. So, how can a woman with such a full plate find time to also launch a successful fiction-writing career? Well, as she says on her web site, I dont really have any other hobbies other than cooking. I cant sing, play a musical instrument, excel at sports, draw, quilt, knit or decoupage. So writing mysteries is my hobby. That hobby has led White to create sultry true-crime reporter Bailey Weggins, who has sashayed her way through three novels since If Looks Could Kill was published in 2002. The following year, Weggins reappeared in Whites second perfect-for-the-beach mystery. A Body to Die For is rife with Whites trademark wit and sexiness and became another big seller. The book not only pleased Whites readers but also garnered her some well-deserved praise from the press. Publishers Weekly, which was critical of If Looks Could Kill, applauded A Body to Die For, saying that fans will find Baileys sassy wit as engaging as ever and are sure to admire the skill with which White pulls together all the threads. In 2005, White published her third Bailey Weggins novel, Over Her Dead Body. This time out, Bailey loses her job at Gloss magazine (no doubt a fictional stand-in for Cosmo). However, things get hotter than ever when she begins covering celebrity crime for Buzz magazine and her new boss is murdered. Again, White is pleasing fans and critics alike. Whites most recent release is a brief break from Wegginss exploits, but it certainly isnt a break from the kind of sly blend of humor and sex that readers have come to expect from her. How to Set His Thighs on Fire: 86 Red-Hot Lessons on Love, Life, Men, and (Especially) Sex is a slightly satirical, high-spirited take on the kinds of self-help guides found in womens mags such as, well, Cosmopolitan. But fans of Bailey Weggins should not fear — White is currently working on the next installment of her hit series.