Cathie Gandel has spent over 25 years in journalism and corporate communications.
As a freelance journalist, she has written on personal finance and business, health, travel, marketing, advertising and public relations, retail development/construction and corporate philanthropy. She has also done profiles of business leaders in the U.S. and Japan, and ghost-written articles and op-ed pieces. Her articles or essays have appeared in the AARP publications, U.S. News & World Report, Miller-McCune, bankrate.com, Reader's Digest, Newsweek, Arrive, Smithsonian.com, Retail Construction, The Los Angeles Times, The Far East Traveler, Asian Advertising and Marketing and Winds, the Japan Airlines in-flight magazine.
Ms. Gandel’s first book, Jon Jerde in Japan: Designing the Spaces Between, was published in April, 2000 by Balcony Press. The book became number 4 on The Los Angeles Times Hardcover Nonfiction Bestseller List in July of that year.
She was the ghostwriter for Kathy Kriger, aka Mme Rick, on her memoir, Rick's Cafe:Bringing the Film Legend to Life in Casablanca (Lyons Press, 2012). The book was chosen by Publishers Weekly as a notable memoir/fall 2012.
She has lived and worked in four cities on three continents -- Melbourne, Australia; Tokyo, Japan; Los Angeles and New York City -- and now lives in Bridgehampton, New York. She is married to Earl Gandel and they have two sons, Matthew and Stephen.