Authors' Archives and Bios

Erin Blakemore

Erin Blakemore is a library school drop-out, historian, freelance writer, and author of the award-winning The Heroine’s Bookshelf

Michael Blanding

Michael Blanding is a senior fellow at the Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism at Brandeis University, and the author of

Emmy Blotnick

Blogger for Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. Comedy-doer.

Meg Boeni

Meg Boeni is currently studying journalism and Spanish at Boston University. Her interests include theatre, archaeology, folk music, kayaking, American history, and hidden puns.

Kaitlyn Boettcher

Katie is a mental_floss intern and senior at Beloit College, where she studies literature and anthropology.

Christian Bond

Christian is a comedy writer and film student at Northwestern University.

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David W Brown

David Brown is a freelance writer and novelist generally published under the pseudonym D.B. Grady.


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Alton Brown

Alton Brown is a regular contributor to mental_floss magazine and one of our all-time favorite people.

Martha Brozyna

Martha A. Brozyna earned her Ph.D. in history from the University of Southern California where she specialized in the very popular and cutting edge field of medieval Polish history.

Kelly Bryant

Kelly Bryant is an entertainment and lifestyle writer who covers everything from TV to wine and spirits (but mostly enjoys watching TV while drinking said wine and spirits).

Hillary Buckholtz

Hillary Buckholtz is a publicist, blogger, and comedian based in Washington, D.C. She runs the popular ’80s and early ’90s nostalgia blog “I’m Remembering!”(

Patrick Cain

Patrick Cain is a nuclear engineer turned writer. His work appears in a number of magazines including ESPN The Magazine, Fast Company and Oxygen.

M Asher Cantrell

M. Asher Cantrell is the pen name of M. Asher Cantrell because he doesn’t understand how pseudonyms work. Ashe was born in Nashville, TN, and received a B.A.


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Kelly Carroll

Kelly Carroll is an editor, writer, and blogger in New York City. She holds a bachelor’s degree in English from Boston College and a master’s degree in journalism from Boston University.

David Casarett

Author of the book Shocked: Ad

Matt M. Casey

Matt M. Casey is a freelance writer based outside of Boston.

Arthur Chu

Arthur Chu is a bi-coastal Chinese-American nerd who's currently settled down in Cleveland, Ohio.

David Clark


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Alisson Clark

Alisson Clark is a freelance writer who teaches magazine journalism at the University of Florida (Go Gators!) and blogs for

Chelsea Collier

Chelsea Collier is an actor/writer/trivia junkie currently living in Illinois. She studied Shakespeare in grad school and uses the word "gormandizing" whenever possible.

Roger Cormier

Roger lives in Brooklyn, but don't hold that against him.


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Tara Cox

Tara Cox was the founding Editor-in-Chief of RVLiving magazine and has worked at Every Day with Rachael Ray, Popular Mechanic

Adrienne Crezo

Adrienne Crezo used to be's biggest fan. (She still is, but she used to be, too.) Adrienne is a long-time _floss regular and handyperson, freelance writer and editor.


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