Reanne Hemingway-Douglass received her B.A. degree in French from Pomona College, California, and attended the Universite de Grenoble, France and Claremont Graduate University. A writer, editor, cyclist, sailor, and language teacher, she is the author of numerous magazine articles on bicycling, cruising, and women's issues. Her 2003 memoir Cape Horn: One Man's Dream, One Woman's Nightmare is a classic in nautical survival literature and has been published in French and Italian. She lives in Washington State, USA.