Authors' Archives and Bios

Clair McLafferty

Clair is a freelance writer and bartender-at-large in Birmingham, Ala.

James L Menzies

James L. Menzies is a writer who lives in New Hope, PA.

Timothy Mercer

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

Anna Merlan

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

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.

Jenni Miller

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

Drew Moody

Drew Moody is a specialty coffee cupping, craft beer swilling contributor to mental_floss and the founder of 

Emily Mullin

Emily Mullin is a science writer in the Washington, D.C. area.


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

Mia Nakaji Monnier

Mia Nakaji Monnier lives in LA, where she is a staff writer at the Rafu Shimpo, a 10

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,,,,, 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,, 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 an assistant editor for


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Tournament of Genius

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

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.

Sean ONeill

Sean O’Neill is an illustrator and cartoonist living in Chicago.

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.

Oné R Pagán

Oné R. Pagán is a husband and a father of three. He is also a university professor, scientist and a writer.

Rebecca Pahle

Rebecca Pahle is a New York City-based entertainment journalist and part-time Sith Lord.

Nicole Pajer

Nicole Pajer is a Los Angeles-based freelance writer.