My older daughter and I ran an official, trademarked nonprofit for four years that donated thousands of new hats to cancer patients at six children’s hospitals nationwide (two in both NYC and Atlanta, plus LA and the Mayo Clinic). We were featured in Parents magazine and on TV. And then some beauty queen stole it, word for word. We sent her a legal letter to stop. She didn’t. We thought of filing a lawsuit. I decided to write a book instead. The nemesis in Spokesgirl is based on that experience. Moral? Don’t mess with a writer. You will be immortalized.