Gwen Richardson is co-founder of Cushcity.com, the world's largest African-American Internet retailer with over 20,000 products online. Richardson and her husband, Willie, established Cushcity.com in 1998. The web site receives more than 2 million hits per month and has thousands of customers in all 50 states and internationally. Richardson has been a writer for most of her life. Prior to establishing Cushcity, she and Willie published a national public affairs magazine, Headway, and she served as the publication's editor. She was a monthly columnist for USA Today from 1996 to 1999, and her commentaries have also been published in several daily newspapers, including the Houston Chronicle, Atlanta Constitution and Philadelphia Inquirer. Richardson, who resides in Houston with Willie and their daughter, Sylvia, is a graduate of Georgetown University with a B.S. degree in marketing. She has been an entrepreneur for more than 20 years and this is her first published book.