Holly George-Warren is a two-time Grammy nominee and an award-winning writer, editor, and music consultant named one of the top women music critics “you need to read” by Flavorwire.com. She is the author of two biographies, A Man Called Destruction: The Life and Music of Alex Chilton, from the Box Tops to Big Star to Backdoor Man (Viking, 2014) and Public Cowboy No. 1: The Life and Times of Gene Autry (Oxford, 2007). George-Warren is currently at work on a biography of Janis Joplin, to be published by Simon & Schuster in 2017. She co-wrote the 2009 New York Times bestseller The Road to Woodstock (with Michael Lang), as well as 2013’s John Varvatos: Rock in Fashion (with Varvatos). She teaches arts journalism at the State University of New York, in New Paltz, and lives in upstate New York.