Chris Baty claims he accidentally founded National Novel Writing Month in 1999. He has overseen the event’s growth from 21 friends to more than 300,000 writers in 90 countries. He now serves as a Board Member Emeritus for NaNoWriMo, and spends his days teaching classes at Stanford University’s Writer’s Studio, giving talks about writing and creativity, helping companies with content strategy, and endlessly revising his own novels. Baty is the author of “No Plot? No Problem!” and the co-author of “Ready, Set, Novel.” His quest for the perfect cup of coffee is ongoing, and will likely kill him someday.