Joni Marie Newman is the author of  several books, including The Best Veggie Burgers on the Planet and Vegan Food Gifts; she is also the co-author of 500 Vegan Recipes, The Complete Guide to Vegan Food Substitutions, and Hearty Vegan Meals for Monster Appetites. A Southern California native, she lives in Orange County with her husband, three dogs, and cat. Visit her website at http://www.justthefood.com.