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About the author

Chris Hare is an award-winning project management professional, published author, and playwright.

With her new book, "From Homework HELL to Help! A Parent's Guide to 75 Solutions to Help Kids Save Time and Stress Less Using Project Management Techniques," Chris brings more than 13 years of experience as a project manager to handling the most challenging and complex of parental/household projects, successfully transforming those moments of common chaos into stress-free, productive, and organized calm.

As a senior-level program/project manager holding PMP and CSM certifications, Chris generated bottom-line results for iconic global brands such as Adobe, Guitar Center, Patagonia, Harbor Freight Tools, and United Online/NetZero. She has led multi-million dollar enterprise resource management and eCommerce projects, established and ran PMOs, and created project management processes, standards, and templates.

Prior to working client-side, Chris worked at imagistic, where she managed literally hundreds of projects for high-profile clients, including Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation, ACLU, Walden Media, California Pizza Kitchen, and Bubba Gump Shrimp. Several of her projects won industry awards, including the Interactive Media Award, Web Marketing Association, and American Business Award. Two awards recognized her contributions as a copywriter as well.

As a professional copywriter, Chris also created messaging for eToys as a customer communications specialist and served for five years as an agency-side senior copywriter, generating direct and integrated marketing copy for NASA, Avaya, Network Solutions, and Verisign.

While pursuing her passion for personal creative writing, Chris authored four screenplays, two children's books, and ten plays. Her plays have been read and produced at Above the Curve Theatre's Annual One-Act Festival, [email protected] the Libe One-Act Festival, Tres Stage's Writer Speaks Program, and the Magdalene Center, as well as made semi-finals in PianoFight's ShortLived Competition. Chris also won first prize at the Alliance of Los Angeles Playwrights Monologue Slam, and one of her full-length plays placed 15th in top 100 best stage plays at the 79th Annual Writer's Digest Writing Competition. She also wrote and directed two plays for the Moorpark College Original 1-Acts series, and has had two of her plays published through JAC Publications.

She was also a featured columnist in such publications as Pregnancy Magazine, Westlake Magazine, the Ventura County Star newspaper, and in the "Hungry? The Lowdown on Where the Real People Eat" series of books.

Most recently, she served as Tech Editor for two best-selling books on Amazon: "XML: Visual QuickStart Guide (2nd Edition)," authored by Kevin Howard Goldberg, and "Agile Scrum: Your Quick Start Guide with Step-by-Step Instructions," written by Scott M. Graffius.

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