Renate Stendhal, Ph.D. (www.renatestendhal.com) is a German born, Paris educated writer and writing coach. She has published several books in Germany and the United States, among them the award-winning photo-biography Gertrude Stein: In Words and Pictures (Algonquin 1994). She reviews cultural events for the international magazine of arts and media, Scene4 (http://www.scene4.com). Her ongoing blog quotinggertrudestein.com has a fan page on Facebook. She is working on a documentary film about Gertrude Stein with award-winning filmmaker Rosemarie Reed.