Bess Lovejoy is a writer and editor who lives in Brooklyn. She is the author of Rest in Pieces: The Curious Fates of Famous Corpses (Simon & Schuster, 2013), an editor at mental_floss, and a researcher for books and film. Her work has appeared in The New York TimesThe Wall Street JournalTime, The BelieverLapham’s QuarterlyThe Boston Globe, The Public Domain Review, Atlas Obscura and elsewhere. Previously, she was an editor for Smithsonian.com and worked on the Schott’s Almanac series for five years. She is a member of The Order of the Good Death and Death Salon.

Feel free to get in touch: besslovejoy (at) gmail.com. On Twitter: @besslovejoy or @Death_A_Day.

Represented by Jill Grinberg at Jill Grinberg Literary: jill@jillgrinbergliterary.com. For publicity enquiries related to Rest in Pieces, please contact Leah Johanson: leah.johanson@simonandschuster.com.