Randy L. Schmidt - Author

Randy L. Schmidt is the author of the critically-acclaimed Little Girl Blue: The Life of Karen Carpenter, a New York Times Editor's Choice and Wall Street Journal Best Seller.

Schmidt's latest publication is Dolly on Dolly: Interviews and Encounters with Dolly Parton, a title in the Musicians in Their Own Words series from Chicago Review Press. He also compiled and edited Yesterday Once More: The Carpenters Reader and Judy Garland on Judy Garland: Interviews and Encounters.

Schmidt has served as creative consultant for several television documentaries on the Carpenters, including the E! "True Hollywood Story," A&E's "Biography," and VH1's "Behind the Music." He teaches music in Denton, Texas.

(Author Photo by Jonathan McInnis)