Maria L. Langer
is the author of more than 70 non-fiction books,
Langer is also a commercial helicopter pilot
and operates a helicopter tour and charter business based in Phoenix, Arizona
, in the United States
. She is a regular contributor to several aviation magazines, including Aircraft Owner Online
Langer graduated from Hofstra University
in 1982 with a BBA in Accounting.
Langer's first published work appeared in 1991 as the written materials for a 4-1/2 day course offered by the Institute of Internal Auditors
. After writing other training materials for that organization, she was hired as a ghostwriter for four chapters of a John Dvorak
book called Dvorak's Inside Track to the Mac
(1991). She partnered with Dvorak co-author Bernard J. David to co-author The Mac Shareware Emporium
(1992). From that point forward, she worked mostly alone on dozens of computer how-to books for beginning to intermediate users. Her publishers include Peachpit Press
, and Macmillan
Starting in the early 1990s, Langer authored numerous articles about using computers for a wide range of print and Web-based publications.