Georgette Gouveia is the author of "Water Music," a groundbreaking novel about four gay athletes and the way their professional rivalries color their personal relationships with one another. It's the first in her series "The Games Men Play," which shares the name of her sports/culture blog. She's at work on the second book, "The Penalty for Holding," the story of a gay, biracial quarterback's search for identity in the NFL.
Gouveia is also the editor of the award-winning lifestyle magazine WAG and the author of "The Essential Mary Cassatt" (Harry N. Abrams/Wonderland Press). Prior to joining WAG, Gouveia was longtime senior cultural writer for Gannett Inc. She holds bachelor's and master's degrees from Sarah Lawrence College, where she studied with short story writer Grace Paley. Gouveia lives in New York.