Barbara Outland Baker is a retired English Professor at Moorpark College in Southern California, as well as a freelance writer and author. She earned her B.A. in English from San Diego State University and her Secondary Credential and M.A. from California State University, Los Angeles. Barbara has written a speed reading textbook, Reading! The Success Formula, as well as co-authored Master Reading in collaboration with UCLA and R.E.A.D. She has written numerous published articles, covering subjects, such as tole painting, guided imagery, and Jack LaLanne’s healthful philosophy. With her 2003 manuscript having captured the media’s attention, Barbara enjoyed exposure through talk radio, print interviews, live television, and biography shows, such as Inside Edition and E-True Hollywood. During her stint at San Diego State, this college coed met a man who invited her into his realm. At twenty-one, Barbara accepted his invitation to enter into the world of bodybuilding to become the woman by Arnold Schwarzenegger’s side. During his bodybuilding ascent and Hollywood entrée, she knew this icon like no person could. The author spent six years dating and living with Mr. Olympia and another six writing her tale. She has produced an original, intimate, provocative true story. Although few compare to Arnold in evoking readers’ interest, Barbara also has become an engaging character, one worth getting to know. Retiring from education in 2007, Barbara enjoyed the transition from teaching writing to producing writing. She and her husband John resided in McKinney, Texas, up until May 2014. They now call Ajijic, Mexico home. Barbara started a new career as a Posture Alignment Specialist, trained in the Egoscue Method. Her husband is a professional photographer. His work can be found at www.jbphotoshooter.com.