Author Mark A. Parks, Jr. and his wife Connie own MarCon Consulting, a financial services company that has helped hundreds of individuals and companies with financial strategies, accounting, and organizational design for over twenty-five years.

The book, The Gift – The Essential Guide to Money and Investments for Women is a collection of real-life stories shared by women with the goal of helping other women. This women to women approach provide stories all women will be able to identify with to eliminate the mystique and the fear surrounding investing and money management and show there is a path to success.