Maria Rodale is the author of Love Nature Magic, Scratch, and Organic Manifesto. She is also the former CEO and Chairman of Rodale Inc., publisher of books such as Al Gore’s Inconvenient Truth, Howard Schultz’s Onward, and classics like The South Beach Diet. Rodale also published the magazines Men’s Health, Women’s Health, Prevention, and Organic Gardening, among others. She has been involved as a supporter, board member, and co-chair of the Rodale Institute for over three decades. And has received awards for her lifetime of service and activism, including the National Audubon Rachel Carson Award, United Nations Population Fund’s Award for the Health and Dignity of Woman Everywhere, and The Auburn University International Quality of Life Award. She also has an honorary Doctorate Degree from Delaware Valley University. Maria is also the children’s book author Mrs. Peanuckle.