Geek of the Week, author Gina Hyams.  Check out her awesome site and twitter.

2izddkpuAbout her from the site:

Gina Hyams is an author and editor who specializes in mysterious and confounding subjects, such as pie, nannies, extraterrestrial encounters, the history of incense, folk art, facials, pink palapas, death, and picnics.

Gina’s books include the gift book The Tanglewood Picnic: Music and Outdoor Feasts in the Berkshires (Muddy Puppy Media) and the bestselling travel-design titles In a Mexican Garden: Courtyards, Pools, and Open-Air Living Rooms and Mexicasa: The Enchanting Inns and Haciendas of Mexico, as well as Pacific Spas: Luxury Getaways on the West Coast, Day of the Dead Box, Incense: Rituals, Mystery, Lore (all published by Chronicle Books).

Books that she’s edited include Country Living Decorating with White (Hearst and German edition by Busse Collection) and The Campfire Collection: Thrilling, Chilling Tales of Alien Encounters (Chronicle Books). She co-edited with Susan Davis the anthology Searching for Mary Poppins: Women Write About the Relationship Between Mothers and Nannies  (Hudson Street Press and Plume, divisions of Penguin U.S.A.), which won a NAPPA Honors Award (National Parenting Publications Awards for Parenting Resources).

http://ginahyams.com/