Regina Calcaterra's memoir hit the New York Times Bestseller List in September 2013, 22 days after its August 6 release with HarperCollins Publishers. To have co-written the unflinching childhood story of this woman, now a New York State government executive, has been the greatest honor of my career: not just because of the book's success, but because working alongside such an inspiring force as Regina made me a stronger professional and a more evolved person.

Learn about Regina Calcaterra and Etched in Sand, available wherever books are sold.