Authors' Archives and Bios

Camille Smith Platt

A former editor with Christian Family Publications, Camille Smith Platt is a freelance writer based in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Eric D Snider

Eric D. Snider has been a writer since childhood, a film critic since 1999, and a beard wearer since 2008.

Erik Sofge

Erik is a technology, science and culture writer based in Massachusetts.

Matt Soniak

Matt is a long-time mental_floss regular and writes about science, history, etymology and Bruce Springsteen for both the website and the print magazine.

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Paul Sorene

Paul Sorene is the Anorak. He survives on donations and the tolerance of Old Mr Anorak, his patron. Paul is hawked out to various media outlets whenever OMA is low on supplies.

Jamie Spatola

Jamie Spatola is a 2004 graduate of Duke University, where she majored in English and minored in Linguistics. She subsequently earned an M.B.A.

Chris Stokel-Walker

Chris Stokel-Walker inherited a desire to pick up trivia from both his father and maternal grandfather. Where there’s a story, there’s a fact to be stored in memory for unveiling on a rainy day.

Abbey Stone

Abbey Stone is a senior editor at MentalFloss.com.

Nicholas Subtirelu

Nicholas Subtirelu is a PhD student in applied linguistics at Georgia State University.

Julia Suits

Julia is cartoonist for the New Yorker magazine. She curates and illustrates "Old News" for Texas Monthly.

Brian Switek

Brian Switek enthuses about fossil finds in his books

Austin Thompson

Austin is a researcher and app developer from Albuquerque. Despite that, he only knows two extras from Breaking Bad.

Leslie Threlkeld

Leslie Threlkeld is currently working as a mental_floss intern in Birmingham. She recently graduated from the University of Alabama with a degree in Journalism and Computer Science.

Drew Toal

Drew Toal is a freelance writer and photo booth operator. He currently resides in Brooklyn.

Will Treece

Will Treece grew up in Tokyo, lives in Detroit, and is currently a History major at Swarthmore College.

Ethan Trex

Editorial Director/VP, Strategy at mental_floss.

Likes: doughnuts, spirits (liquor), spirits (supernatural), donuts. Dislikes: injuries.

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Angela Tung/Wordnik

Angela Tung is a writer in San Francisco.

Angela Tung

Angela Tung is a writer in San Francisco.

Drew Turney

After growing up knowing he wanted to change the world, Drew Turney realized it was easier to write about other people changing it instead.

Erik van Rheenen

MentalFloss.com intern. Stage dive enthusiast. Wannabe novelist. Nerdfighter.

Erik Vance

Erik Vance is a former scientist who used to study dolphins as they played.