Erin Albert is a singular entrepreneur, writer, assistant professor, and student. She owns two companies (Pharm, LLC and Yuspie, LLC), and is the Director of the Ribordy Center for Community Practice at Butler University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. She has developed and written several books, Single. Women. Entrepreneurs. is her latest. A pharmacist, Erin is also currently a law student at Indiana University School of Law – Indianapolis.
Karin Anderson, Ph.D., is an associate professor of Psychology and Counselor Education at Concordia University Chicago. As she questioned her motivations for her own marriage, she pondered women’s roles and options. Now back “out there” in the dating scene, she became keenly aware of the messages directed toward single women — messages that appeared disparaging and illogical, yet hailed from reliable sources such as the local bookstore’s self-help section. Drawing on the data of other academic researchers and firsthand accounts of many women, Anderson wrote It Just Hasn’t Happened Yet as an effort to provide a logical counter-message of encouragement.
SingularCity member Barbara Bloom brings a unique point of view to all her writing. As a mother of two young children and the public relations officer for “Heavenly Body,” a WWII B-25 Bomber at Van Nuys Airport, she brings an untraditional background to her role as a contributing writer for Singular magazine. She searches out interesting people, places and experiences, approaching every project with her “singular” perspective.
A recovering academic and a former stripper, Janice E. Cable has written under the name chelsea g. summers for magazines like GQ and Penthouse in the US, and New Woman and Scarlet in the UK. Her work has been featured on naughty sites like Filthy Gorgeous Things as well totally safe for work sites like Yahoo Dating; her erotic writing has also appeared in multiple anthologies. Janice/chelsea blogs irregularly at pretty dumb things, but recompenses for that irregularity by tweeting far too much every day.
Kim Calvert is the editor of Singular magazine and the founder of the SingularCity social networking community. A single lifestyle expert and an outspoken champion of single people everywhere, Kim oversees the creative direction and editorial content of the magazine and online social networking community. She secures high-profile contributors and is responsible for setting and maintaining the fun, upbeat, inspirational and often humorous tone of Singular, the magazine for savvy singles.
SingularCity member Bella DePaulo (Ph.D., Harvard, 1979) is an expert on single life and the author of several books, including “Singled Out: How Singles Are Stereotyped, Stigmatized, and Ignored, and Still Live Happily Ever After” and “Singlism: What It Is, Why It Matters, and How to Stop It.” DePaulo has discussed singles and single life on radio and television, including NPR and CNN, and her work has been noted in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Time, Atlantic, Business Week and Newsweek. Visit her website at www.BellaDePaulo.com.
Julia Duin has worked for five newspapers over a 25-year period, including the Houston Chronicle and, most recently, at the Washington Times. She has a master’s degree from Trinity Episcopal School for Ministry and has written five books. Her latest books are “Quitting Church: Why the Faithful are Fleeing and What to Do About It” (2008) and “Days of Fire and Glory: The Rise and Fall of a Charismatic Community” (2009); however, her first two books were on singles. She is pictured with her adopted daughter, Olivia.
SingularCity member Nadia Dulyn, born in the Big Apple, brings an authentic New York point of view to her writing along with her passion for understanding people and the misconceptions of a single lifestyle. She launched her first career as an Art Director in New York City and continues to freelance bicoastal. As a self-proclaimed oenophile and foodie, she is always looking for new places to tempt her palette both locally and globally.
In her first book, No Way Baby, singular Karen Foster explores and defends the decision to not have children. A pebble in the shoe of conventional wisdom, she is shining a light on the discrepancies between what we say we should do, what we think we should do and what we do. As a speaker and life coach, Karen encounters all sorts of interesting people ― many of whom continue to be amazed by her unwillingness to have children (or to do lots of other things so-called “normal” people do.
Jane Ganahl has been a journalist, author, editor and arts producer in San Francisco for 30 years. She is the co-founder and co-director of Litquake, the West Coast’s largest independent literary festival; she is also the author of “Naked on the Page: the Misadventures of My Unmarried Midlife,” and editor of the anthology, “Single Woman of a Certain Age.” She has contributed to Huffington Post, Match.com, Harper’s Bazaar, Ladies’ Home Journal, Harp, Parenting, Book, Salon.com, Vanity Fair.com, RollingStone.com and more.
Michelle Gigon is the Food, Wine & Spirits Editor for Singular magazine and the leader of SingularCity’s Girls, Guys and Grapes group. On her list of favorite things are (A) discovering memorable epicurean experiences and (B) telling people about them. A former brand agent at CAA, Michelle is also a freelance creative director on lifestyle marketing programs for Lexus, Nestlé, TV Land and Aspen Food & Wine Classic.
Reality TV personality David Good got a second chance on ABC’s ‘Bachelor Pad’ last summer (which he won!) after being on Season 5 of “The Bachelorette.” These days, he’s hoping the world gives him a first chance as an author of his newly released book, “The Man Code: A Woman’s Guide To Cracking The Tough Guy.” Not a psychologist or sociologist, David professes only to be an expert in one thing: tough guys, men’s men. He’s a straight-shooter with a no-nonsense style and a realistic look on relationships.
Catherine “Cat” Larose is the author of Any Color but Beige: Living Life in Color, a memoir recounting her colorful adventures as she dives into the dating pool after leaving a 20-year marriage stubbornly stuck in neutral. Cat’s profession as an international color marketer helped her to see that, ironically, her own life lacked color. Undeterred by the prospect of starting over in her mid-40s, Cat began transforming her life one color at a time starting with herself, her space and finally her relationships with men.
Diane Mapes has published more than 200 essays and reported pieces in both local and national venues and is the author/editor of two books: How to Date in a Post-Dating World and Single State of the Union: Single Women Speak Out on Life, Love and the Pursuit of Happiness. She’s a regular contributor to MSNBC.com and MSN.com, and has written about the single life for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Match.com, Bust, Health and Singular magazine. She can be reached via her website, www.dianemapes.net.
Advice guru, Marnie Winston-Macauley — therapist, author, speaker — has been a radio, TV, and syndicated advice columnist and counselor for over 20 years. Witty, wise and totally irreverent with a self-professed loathing for psychobabble, she’s written over 20 books and calendars, along with hundreds of relationship columns and features for prominent publications. She has her MS degree from the Columbia University School of Social Work. In media, her work has garnered her Emmy and Writer’s Guild Best Writing nominations. She is widowed and now living single. For personal advice, you can find Marnie Macauley on Liveperson.com
Marva Marrow, a contributing writer for Singular magazine, is a compulsive multi-tasker who never sleeps (but does love to eat and cook!). Her passion for food led her to start her gourmet food business, 7th Heaven Gourmet where she develops original, all-natural recipes and creates low sugar preserves, sauces, spreads, Italian biscotti, chocolate truffles, sea salt blends and more. She is a participant at local Farmers Markets, does frequent culinary demos, started a catering business and conducts private cooking classes.
SingularCity member Dr. Dennis Neder is a best-selling author and talk show host. He has over 30 years of experience in the world of business, dating, sex and relationships, sales and marketing, psychology, sociology and human interactions. He is also the host of BAM! (“Being a Man”) TV, a speaker and comedic host, and writes weekly articles that appear on hundreds of Internet websites and newsletters.
Reginald Nievera is the writer and creator of the ChicagoNow and Tumblr blog, The Male Perspective and a contributor to Singular magazine. He has studied the sociology of dating rituals and romantic relationships at Loyola University-Chicago and Illinois State University. He provides advice and insights on relationships and single-life utilizing a vast array of personal experience, theoretical perspectives, and existing literature.
Michael Poppa, a self-proclaimed “culinary school drop-out,” trained at the elbows of acclaimed restaurant chefs in his native Kansas City. Throughout his hospitality career Michael has been a contributing writer on food-related topics, including the Menu for One column for Singular magazine. He has managed various food and beverage establishments, and served as executive chef/culinary director for The American Pavilion at the Cannes International Film Festival.
SingularCity member Rick Ruiz is a rare commodity – a native Southern Californian. He has written for Newsweek and the long-defunct Los Angeles Herald Examiner, among others, and for the last 25 years, has been a communication consultant on environmental issues. Over the last 15 years, he has developed a keen interest in the martial arts, personal growth, spirituality and the unconventional.
J.C. Russell has contributed to entertainment and print media as a humorist and a single lifestyle expert. Besides writing, her varied background includes TV casting and development, teaching, and business management. In 2009, J.C.’s “Single Life” stories on the national page of examiner.com debuted as the number one relationships column.
Liesl Schillinger is a New York-based writer and literary critic whose work has appeared in The New York Times, The New Yorker, New York magazine, The Washington Post, the New Republic, The London Independent on Sunday, and other publications here and abroad.
Hannah Seligson is a journalist who divides her time between New York City and Washington, D.C. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and Forbes.
Eric Spitznagel has written for Playboy, Vanity Fair, Rolling Stone, Details, Esquire and The Believer. He is the author of several books, and he edited a collection of questionable life advice called You’re a Horrible Person (But I Like You), which features contributors Ed Helms, Sarah Silverman, Zach Galifianakis and Judd Apatow among dozens of others. You can follow him on Twitter @ericspitznagel. He’s more afraid of you than you are of him.
Leslie Talbot is the author of Singular Existence – Because It’s Better to Be Alone Than Wish You Were, inspired by her website and popular blog. She’s discusses singles issues on numerous national radio and television talk shows and has been featured in Forbes magazine, The Boston Globe, the San Francisco Chronicle, USA Today and The Arizona Republic. Leslie lives in Boston with her cat and says, “I am single and living alone, so of course I have a cat. Isn’t it required?”
Sarah Treleaven attended McGill University in Montreal and started out her career at O, The Oprah Magazine in New York City. She has since written for a wide range of publications, including the National Post, Globe & Mail and Toronto Star newspapers, and Chatelaine, More, ELLE Canada, Quill & Quire and University of Toronto magazines. She has traveled extensively through North America, Europe, Australia and Asia, most recently sampling yak milk cheesecake on the Tibetan plateau, taking too many pictures of peacocks in Rajasthan, flying a plane near Puerto Vallarta, off-roading in Crete, eating a nine-course snake banquet in Hong Kong, and sea kayaking in Turks & Caicos. Sarah mostly resides in Toronto with her boyfriend, a chicken and a Chihuahua. (But not in a weird way.)