Authors' Archives and Bios

David Casarett

Author of the book Shocked: Ad

Matt M. Casey

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

Kyla Cathey

Kyla Cathey is a freelance journalist and enormous history nerd from Galt, California.

Carissa Chesanek

Carissa Chesanek is a professional writer based in Miami.

Arthur Chu

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

Dante A Ciampaglia

Dante A. Ciampaglia is a writer and editor in New York City.

Naya Clark

Naya Clark is a snarky Jersey native, book sniffer, and lover of fun facts and fashion.

Alisson Clark

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

Rachel Clark

Before YouTube was a thing, Rachel Clark did a double major in biology and music theory.

Claire Cock-Starkey

Claire Cock-Starkey is a writer and editor based in the UK.

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.

Jessanne Collins

Jessanne Collins is Editor-in-Chief of mental_floss magazine.

Valerie Complex

Valerie Complex is a freelance writer, and professional nerd. As a lover of Japanese animation, and all things film, she is passionate about diversity across all entertainment mediums.

Stacy Conradt

Stacy Conradt is a staff writer who's been contributing to mental_floss since 2008. As an avid board game lover, she is especially fond of her work on Split Decision and Mixed Nuts.


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Lauren Cowling

Lauren Cowling grew up in the South eating over-cooked steak and performing dance routines at the annual church talent show.

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 is a longtime contributor and handyperson, and a freelance writer and editor. She lives in Ohio.


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Sarah Crosland

Sarah Crosland has worked as an editor for bridal magazines for almost a decade and been a bridesmaid 11 times, which she thinks essentially qualifies her as a wedding pro.

Darlena Cunha

Darlena Cunha is a former television producer turned freelance journalist.

Meredith Danko

Head writer of mental_floss on YouTube.


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Julia Davis

Julia Davis is a sophomore at Williams College in Massachusetts, where she writes for the student newspaper and studies 27 hours a day thanks to a time turner.


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Michele Debczak

Michele Debczak is a staff writer for In the past she’s written about cheese and movies, two of her favorite things in life.


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Valerie DeBenedette

Valerie DeBenedette is a freelance writer who lives in New York State with a small tan dog and a big red cat. She most often writes about health and medicine and knits quite frequently.