Margaret Cheney

Margaret Cheney is a biographer of unusual versatility. In addition to her two major studies of Tesla (most recently "Tesla: Master of Lightning, " with Robert Uth), she has written "Midnight at Mabel's, " a biography of the great cabaret singer and song stylist Mabel Mercer. Cheney is also the author of "Meanwhile Farm" and "Why: The Serial Killer in America." She lives in California.