Authors' Archives and Bios

Dr. Craig McClain

Dr. Craig McClain is an expert on the science of body size in animals. His work has been featured in Miller-McCune, Cosmos, Science Illustrated, Wired, io9, and American Scientist.

Virginia C McGuire

Virginia C. McGuire is a part time reference librarian in Philadelphia. She is also a freelance writer specializing in real estate, architecture and gardening.

Shannon McKenna Schmidt

Shannon McKenna Schmidt and Joni Rendon are the authors of Writers Between the Covers: The Scandalous Romantic Lives of Legendary Lite

Conor McKeon

Conor McKeon is a writer living in Brooklyn.

Clair McLafferty

Clair is a freelance writer, runner and bartender at Octane in Birmingham, Ala.

Timothy Mercer

Timothy Mercer currently lives in Dallas, Texas where he is a wine buyer for Cork Fine Wines (corkwines.com).

Anna Merlan

Anna Merlan is a journalist, writer, and recovering record store clerk living in New York City.

Jenni Miller

Jenni Miller has been writing for fun and profit since the age of six.

Sam J. Miller

Sam J. Miller is a writer and a community organizer. His work has appeared in numerous zines, anthologies, and print and online journals. He lives in the Bronx with his partner of six years.

LoquaciousMuse

Editor of All Things Fangirl, home of the Fangirl Academy; writer for Film.com and Gaming Blend.

Chetan Nandakumar

Chetan is a wannabe hippie living in Berkeley, California. He loves figuring out what makes people tick. When he's not conducting

Chris Nesi

Chris Nesi is a writer and editor born and raised in New Jersey and currently living in Orlando, Florida.

Scott Neumyer

Scott Neumyer is a freelance journalist who has written for sites like Wired.com, Details.com, Slate.com, MTV.com, PopularMechanics.com, and many more.

Latitude News

Are you curious about how the rest of the world affects your everyday life? Then you’ve come to the right place.

Latitude News

Latitude News redefines international news by listening first to what’s happening on the ground here in the U.S. Curious about how the world affects you?

Oliver Noble

Oliver Noble writes, edits and occasionally directs things. You can check
out his website, olivernoble.com, but the only thing you'll find there is a

Patricia T. O'Conner

Patricia T. O'Conner is the author of Woe Is I: The Grammarphobe's Guide to Better English in Plain English.

Rudie Obias

Rudie Obias is a freelance writer interested in cinema, pop culture, and science fiction.

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Rebecca OConnell

Rebecca O'Connell is a staff writer for mentalfloss.com. She lives in Brooklyn with several mice, none of which are invited guests.

Tournament of Genius

This spring, we'll be having a little March Madness of our own here at mentalfloss.com.

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Arika Okrent

Linguist, author of In the Land of Invented Languages, living in Chicago, doing he

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Molly Oldfield

Molly Oldfield studied at Oxford before becoming a writer and researcher on the BBC television show QI.

Randy Olson

Randy Olson is a Computer Science graduate research assistant at Michigan State University s

Romy Oltuski

Romy Oltuski is a mental_floss contributor who has also written for Flavorwire, The Atlantic, Cosmopolitan, REDBOOK, and Lifestyles, among others.

Therese Oneill

Therese Oneill is a freelancer whose work has been featured in The Salem Monthly, The Atlantic, and American Library Journal

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Rebecca Onion

Rebecca Onion is a writer and academic living in Philadelphia.

Nicole Pajer

Nicole Pajer is a Los Angeles-based freelance writer.

Erica Palan

Erica Palan is a writer, editor, and social media manager living in Philadelphia.

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Joe Pappalardo

Joe Pappalardo is a science journalist and author of the non-fiction book