Maura Kelly has a B.A. in psychology from Dartmouth College and is getting an MFA in creative writing from George Mason University. NPR’s Alan Cheuse is one of her mentors.
A former staff writer for Glamour and former amNew York dating columnist, she currently writes a popular daily dating blog for Marie Claire. Her personal essays have appeared or are forthcoming in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The New York Observer, The Daily Beast, Salon, Marie Claire, Glamour, Self, Penthouse, New York Press, and three literary anthologies.