About the Author Alison Barrows has authored or co-authored books on Windows, the Internet, Microsoft Access, and other topics. In addition to writing books, Alison writes and edits technical documentation and training material. She holds a B.A. in International Relations from Wellesley College and a M.P.P. from Harvard University. In real life she hangs out with her baby, Parker, aspires to compete in agility with her Portuguese Water Dog, and tries to carve out some time to practice yoga. Alison lives with her family in central Massachusetts.