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BJ's international best-seller, A Peacock in the Land of Penguins (Berrett-Koehler; third edition 2001), has sold over 300,000 copies in 21 languages. Her new books include: It's Never Too Late to Be What You Might Have Been (Viva Editions; 2009) and Why Don't I Do the Things I Know Are Good For Me? (Berkley; 2009).
Her first children's book, What's the Matter with Henry? The True Tale of a Three-legged Cat, has won two awards: Best Gift Book of 2006 from the Cat Writers Association, and Best Humane Communication from the ASPCA.
BJ and her books have been featured on CBS Evening News
with Bob Schieffer, the Today Show with Matt Lauer, Fox News, PBS, CNN,
and other television and radio programs. She is quoted almost weekly in
various newspapers, women's magazines, and websites, including: O the
Oprah magazine, Redbook, Ladies Home Journal, First for Women, Woman's
World, New York Times, Chicago Tribune, the Wall Street Journal, Christian
Science Monitor, Orlando Sentinel, Financial Times (U.K.), the Guardian
(U.K.), Stars and Stripes, CareerBuilder.com, MSNBC.com, ClubMom.com,
SavvyMiss.com, among others.
BJ is the former manager of training and development for the Los Angeles Times, where she was responsible for management development, sales training, customer service seminars, diversity training, specialized programs for women, and the development of high potential managers.
BJ is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Southern California, earning summa cum laude honors with her BA in Sociology. She has completed the coursework for a PhD in Social Ethics, also at USC.