Mary Richards Beaumont is an editor at American Girl, producing contemporary books as well as American Girl magazine. She writes the magazine’s popular advice section and the According to Aggie comic series, in addition to editing profiles about real girls. Mary has written several books for American Girl, including The Awesomest, Randomest Book Ever, The Hair Book, and Lists! A Year of Stuff About Me. A former newspaper reporter and editor, Mary received a degree in communications and journalism from Beloit College.