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Having sold a million books, Diane Stafford knows how to write in a way that resonates with readers. She pens books about health issues and baby names, relationships and parenting. Her latest works deal with key relationships--why a man loves a woman and vice versa and how a mother's love is one of the strongest forces in the world.
Over the past eight years, Diane Stafford has coauthored a number of books. She is the bestselling author of 50,001 Best Baby Names, which Stafford updated into five more baby-name books. With Harriet Mogul, M.D., Stafford wrote Syndrome W, A Woman's Guide to Reversing Mid-Life Weight Gain (M. Evans), and with Rob Thompson, M.D., Stafford wrote The New Low-Carb Way of Life (M. Evans). With Jennifer Shoquist, M.D., Stafford wrote Migraines For Dummies, Potty Training for Dummies, No More Panic Attacks, and The Encyclopedia of STDs. With Moritza Day, Stafford wrote 1000 Best Job Hunting Secrets.
Other published books are Parent's Success Guide to Parenting, the Ultimate Baby Name Book, the Big Book of 60,001 Best Baby Names.
Stafford's latest book is a second edition of The Vitamin D Cure (Wiley, 2012), co-authored with James Dowd, M.D.
Stafford is an award-winning writer and editor, relationship and parenting columnist, and she has served as editor-in-chief of five different magazines. Known for her lively, upbeat writing style, Stafford has been featured in hundreds of articles and broadcasts nationwide.
Stafford lives in Newport Beach, California, with her husband, Greg Munoz, an Orange County superior court judge. Stafford has one daughter, Jennifer. Her three stepdaughters are Laura, Molly, and Cita; her two stepsons are Matthew and Patrick.

Jennifer Shoquist, M.D., family medicine physician, lives with her children ages five and seven in Newport Beach, California, and practices medicine in nearby Huntington Beach. Shoquist was an honor graduate of the University of St. Thomas, as well as an honor graduate of The High School for Performing and Visual Arts in Houston, Texas. She graduated from UT Medical School in Houston and did her residency in Houston. In med school and in her practice, Dr. Shoquist specializes in women's medicine. She co-authored Migraines For Dummies, Potty Training For Dummies, No More Panic Attacks, The Encyclopedia of STDs, and she was a contributor for the book The Parent's Success Guide to Parenting.