MICHAEL LEACH is publisher emeritus and editor-at-large of Orbis Books. A leader in Catholic publishing for thirty years, he has edited and published more than three thousand books. His authors include Nobel Prize winners, National Book Award winners, and hundreds of Catholic Book Award winners. He has served as president of the Catholic Book Publishers Association and the ecumenical Religion Publishers Group. Before joining Orbis as publisher in 1997 he was president of the Crossroad Publishing Company in New York City. In 2007 the Catholic Book Publishers Association honored him with a Lifetime Achievement Award. Dubbed "the dean of Catholic book publishing" by U.S. Catholic magazine, he has authored or edited several books of his own, including the bestseller I Like Being Catholic and A Maryknoll Book of Prayer, The Peoples Catechism, and I Like Being Married. A popular speaker at conferences nationwide, Michael lives in Connecticut with Vickie, his wife of forty-eight years.