Bess Lovejoy is the author of Rest in Pieces: The Curious Fates of Famous Corpses (Simon & Schuster). Her work has appeared in The New York Times, The Boston Globe, The Wall Street Journal, Time, Lapham’s Quarterly, SeattleMet, The Public Domain Review, Atlas Obscura, and elsewhere.
She is a former editor at Mental Floss, SmithsonianMag.com, and the Schott’s Almanac series for Bloomsbury.
She’s been interviewed by the CBC, RTÉ Radio Dublin, an assortment of extremely nice U.S. public radio hosts, and the German television program “ZDF-History.” Podcast appearances have included Mo Rocca’s Mobituaries, PRI’s The Really Big Questions, Luke Burbank’s Too Beautiful to Live, and Cemetery Confessions. She has delivered talks at Death Salon, Morbid Anatomy, Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, Green-Wood Cemetery, London Month of the Dead, and for Atlas Obscura.
She is also a founding member of The Order of the Good Death.
She now works as a freelance writer, researcher, and content creator specializing in the places where history, science, and curiosity meet.
Feel free to get in touch: besslovejoy (at) gmail.com. On Twitter: @besslovejoy
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