Ray Harder has shared scriptwriting roles on a dozen plays with his wife, Eleanor. Their joint efforts have been produced throughout the world for many years and have been translated into several languages. A former executive with a West Coast ad agency, Harder lectured in marketing management and creativity for UCLA for many years; he has written a novel, and his articles have appeared in many national publications. A member of The Dramatists Guild, TCG and ASCAP, he has devoted considerable effort to supporting university students pointed toward careers as teachers, professors, writers or as executives involved in work with the English language at UCLA. When not writing ad campaigns or plays, Harder races sailboats on the Pacific.