<p> Dianna De La Garza , born and raised in Texas, is a former Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader and country music recording artist who opened for music greats like George Strait, Reba McEntire, and Hank Williams, Jr. As mother of three daughters who were interested in show business, De La Garza also served as pep coach, adviser, and manager to her children. Her youngest, Madison De La Garza, was a series regular on Desperate Housewives , playing the role of Eva Longoria's daughter. Middle daughter, Demi Lovato, is a multiplatinum-recording artist and former Disney actress, best known for appearing in Camp Rock , Princess Protection Program , and Sonny With A Chance . Oldest daughter, Dallas Lovato, is currently an acting coach in the Los Angeles area and a voice actress. In addition to being a mom and author, De La Garza is also a well-known speaker who conducts parent seminars around the country about the perks and pitfalls of helping children pursue Hollywood careers.<br> <br> Vickie McIntyre , a Pennsylvania native now living in Los Angeles, was a high school English teacher for many years at the Grier School, a private boarding school for girls, before becoming a freelance writer. Although this is her first book, she formerly was a contributing writer for several regional magazines about life in Central Pennsylvania, including Town & Gown , State College Magazine , and Pawsitively Pets .</p>