Deb Amlen is a humor writer and crossword puzzle constructor whose work has been featured in The New York Times, The Washington Post,The L.A. Times, McSweeney's and other respectable, mainstream publications she tells her parents about when she calls to borrow money. At other times, she is part of the outlaw posse that writes The Onion/A.V. Club crossword puzzles and is also the "X Games" columnist for BUST Magazine, but don't bring that up if you run into her folks at the Early Bird Special. It just makes them crazy.
Her first book, "It's Not PMS, It's You" (Sterling Publishing) is due out in June of 2010, and she figures that, if she did it right, this book about male-female relationships will have absolutely no educational or life-changing qualities whatsoever. Please read it anyway.
She lives in New Jersey with her family and her Extremely Spunky Border Terrier, Jade.