Rita Arens lives in Kansas City with her husband and daughter. She is BlogHer's (www.blogher.com) deputy editor and the author of the popular blog Surrender, Dorothy (www.surrenderdorothyblog.com). Rita is a SheSource expert on anorexia and a frequent speaker on the topics of body image, publishing and writing. Visit www.ritaarens.com to learn more about Rita.
Arens is the author of the contemporary realistic young adult novel, The Obvious Game (InkSpell Publishing, 2013); a co-editor of ROOTS: Where Food Comes From and Where It Takes Us (Open Road, 2013); and the editor of the award-winning parenting anthology Sleep Is for the Weak (Chicago Review Press, 2008).