Rebecca MatthiasRebecca Matthias is the former President, Founder and Chief Creative Officer of Destination Maternity Corporation (Nasdaq:DEST), a $500 million public company that manufactures and sells maternity apparel at over 3000 locations in the U.S., Canada and other countries. Ms. Matthias is the author of Mothers Work (Doubleday), about her experiences starting up a business, and 51 Secrets of Motherhood That Your Mother Never Told You (Franklin Mason Press). Kappa Theta Dead is her first novel.

Ms. Matthias is a graduate of M.I.T (ME, Civil), Columbia University (M Arch), and The University of Pennsylvania (BA). She is on the Board of CSS Industries, a New York Stock Exchange company engaged in the manufacture and sale of seasonal products, including gift wrap, greeting cards, and ribbons and bows.

A lifelong Philadelphian, Ms. Matthias lives with her husband, Dan, an author. She has three children, and plays tournament bridge when she is not writing.