Sarah (a.k.a. Goon Squad Sarah) has been a smart ass for almost 40 years. She has honed these skills writing at Sarah and the Goon Squad and running a sports blog called Draft Day Suit. Sarah lives in the Washington D.C. suburbs with her husband, their 7 year old twins and two really loud cats. She spends her spare time selling swag, yelling at the television and writing bios in third person.
Adam Heath Avitable, a.k.a. Avitable, is a humorist, nudist, satirist, misandrist, elitist, and cunning linguist who likes to drink martinis with a twist. When he’s not terrifying the world with testicular photography over at his blog, he wastes his law degree by running a business, doing stand-up comedy, and offering free mammograms out of the back of a van.
Una LaMarche is a writer, editor, and amateur Melrose Place historian who lives in Brooklyn, New York with her husband, her developing fetus, and her hoard of vintage Sassy magazines. Una is the managing editor of The New York Observer and a blogger for The Huffington Post and Aiming Low. She also reviews bad movies for a weekly magazine in Las Vegas and blogs on her personal site, The Sassy Curmudgeon, which she started in 2006 as a way to bring shame to her family. You can find her on Twitter as @sassycurmudgeon.
Andy “Beta Dad” Hinds is a 40 something stay-at-home-dad of twin girls born in June, 2009. He has spent most of his adult(ish) life making a living as a carpenter, with the occasional interruption for attempted rock-stardom, college, a stint as a high school English teacher, graduate school, and teaching college writing and literature classes. He writes a blog called Beta Dad and is also a contributor to DadCentric, Daddy Dialectic, TLC Parentables, Aiming Low and an occasional aphorist as @betadad on Twitter.
Built in a lab from Lego blocks, super glue and possibly some beef jerky, Aidan Morgan, aka The Palinode grew rapidly into a fully grown English major with no job prospects and a head full of shiny, manageable scalp. He escaped from the lab, got married and ended up writing for a living. He even worked in television, which is exhausting. Now he does reviews, articles and whatever keeps him from reverting to a pile of old Lego. He blogs for fun at thepalinode.com
Josette Crosby Plank is an Appalachian coal cracker and generally swell person biding her time in the deep suburbs of Central Pennsylvania. Decades ago, she worked in Philly as a writer/actor with DQD Comedy Theater. When she’s not blogging at JosettePlank.com, Josette is most likely putting another 20,000 miles on her minivan driving her three children between ice rinks and soccer fields. Or she’s having a few beers. She’s known to Twitter some humdingers @halushki.
Karl Erikson is a humorist, ninja warrior, and percussionist in an imaginary harpsichord punk band. He spends far too much time watching television, and on Twitter, even though he still thinks it’s just a fad. When he’s not in therapy for various neuroses, he writes about his sessions and spouts offensive opinions on his blog, SecondHand Tryptophan. Eeyore is his personal hero.
Kelly “Mocha Momma” Wickham is a 40 year old woman. She has spent most of her adult life trying to perfect the arched eyebrow and figure out how to do her own taxes. She excels at neither. Her day job is as a school administrator and her night job as a blogger at Mocha Momma totally negates her influence and expertise at her day job. She has four children ages 16-25 but she requests that you don’t do the math involved to find out how old she was when she started having kids. She hates math.
Whit Honea started blogging at the age of three. By the time he was 14 he had already been in and out of a number of popular boy blogs and spent a few stints in juvy. When Al Gore went public with the Internets the first person he called was Whit. “Hey,” Al said. “I need you to write something.” And that’s where babies come from. Whit can be found at his own blog, Honea Express, now in its 37th year. He has two kids, a wife and a full set of teeth. His handsome is pictured (left).
Neither suffering nor able to resist fools, Laurie is usually up to no good, but she’s always good for a laugh, a beer and a mildly offensive conversation. A writer forever and a blogger since 2005, she rarely comes up for air from the internet, and likes it that way just fine. You’ll find her behind a camera, on Twitter way too late, writing for BlogHer, talking sports at Draft Day Suit or babbling things about herself for no good reason but the acclaim at LaurieWrites. A Marylander who would put Old Bay on cereal, she will be buried with her iPhone, an eternally full plastic stemless wine glass with a thumb notch, and Monster Ballads playing on a loop. Whatever she said, she didn’t mean it. Probably.
Rachel Reynolds is just your average smart ass geek-for-hire. By day, she’s a mild-mannered speech language pathologist who works with students with autism. Her super-secret identity as a wannabe pop culture commentator can be found on her blog at See What You Meme. In her spare time she fawns over NPR personalities, Don Draper, and dark chocolate. Not necessarily in that order.
Shiny is a husband and father who has finally acknowledged that what he does at his office for 40 hours a week does not define him. He enjoys his leadership within his local Jewish community where he volunteers teaching teens and adults — and makes fun of small children who do not yet have witty retorts for his vicious barbs. He co-hosts the Hey! That’s My Hummus! podcast and is currently being raised by his eight year-old son.
Naomi de la Torre used to be a world famous salsa dancer and Guinness World Record holder in competitive meat-sculpting and artistic pie-eating before she gave up her life of fame and fortune to settle down. Now the mother of two adorable boys, she is most likely to be found hiding from the 100 pound pile of dirty laundry that stalks her, eating her weight in jarred cheese or using a can of Crisco to squeeze herself into her old sequined salsa dresses. Naomi is a contributing writer for SheKnows, Momtastic, Baby Banter and Aiming Low.
Fadra (real name: Fadra) fashions herself a writer of all things. She finds it’s the easiest way to gracefully embrace unemployment while continuing to avoid a real job. After failing to achieve her childhood goal of winning the title of Miss Universe, she now settles for a life of expensive wine and cheap macaroni and cheese while taking care of a kid, a husband, and a few cast-off pets. Her Seinfeldian adventures can be found regularly at all.things.fadra. She also really likes Twitter. A lot./a>.
Chase McFadden is a writer, blogger, husband, father, and semi-professional Jedi. In his free time he listens to Kidz Bop tunes and bangs his head repeatedly against hard, inanimate objects, like steering wheels. In addition to writing for Aiming Low and Insert Eyeroll, Chase is co-managing editor of Stuff Kids Write and blogs about life with Kick Ass Wife and his four young children at Some Species Eat Their Young. You can follow him on Twitter at Chase_McFadden.
Homemaker Man is the bastard child of an old hippie and a giant roll of math class scratch paper. He blogs about things and stuff. Once or twice he had kids. He convinced his wife to marry him by “using mind control drugs.” He also does not understand where or how to use quotation marks. You can avoid him here.