Doreen Marchionni learned how to drink while working in newspapers in the Great Northwest for nearly 17 years. She now uses her Ph.D. in journalism (“Is that a real doctorate?”) to research how other journalists drink. And, of course, she Tumbles: blog.sasquatchmedia.com
Sarah Robinson is a copywriter who comes from the magical land of Vancouver, Canada. She can be found writing things on Twitter as @yowhatsthehaps, on yowhatsthehaps.com, and on Tumblr. Sometimes she gets to write things for websites that don’t have “yowhatsthehaps” in the title, which include If He Only Knew and, of course, American Drink.
Jim Ray (@jimray) is likely to be found in the kitchen with an opinion and a sharp knife — don’t you dare call him a foodie. By day, he does web development for a large news website, which explains as well as anything his penchant for whisky. He loves his adopted home of Seattle even though he misses the Blue Ridge mountains of his youth.
Rod Knowlton, of tumblr names to real names fame, is a deadly international counter-assassination agent so committed to his cover as a family man and software developer that he's never accepted a mission. His various web personas may be viewed at rodknowlton.com.
Mary Beth Hefferton goes by many monikers. Beth. @damselesque. Cat-Mommy. @sween’s-Better-Looking-And-Funnier-Half. She-Who-Can-Drink-A-250-Pound-Man-Under-The-Table. And Domestic Goddess (In Training). She currently resides in Toronto, Canada, but will always be a proud Newfoundlander.
Buzz Anderson, developed an interest in spirits when one of San Francisco's best cocktail bars set up shop right across the street from his apartment. Before long, his increasingly exhaustive home bar was well on its way to rendering even that short trip unnecessary. Today he lives in Brooklyn and spends a good deal of his spare time literally and figuratively soaking up New York City's beverage scene.
Gary N. is a two-bit radio host and producer living in the San Francisco bay area. His interests include weird music, cats, camping, and tequila, and he sometimes slaps together two-bit posts about them on the tumblr as Apethink.
Bill Barol is a freelance writer in Santa Monica, CA. His journalism has appeared in Newsweek, Time, Slate, Fast Company, The New Yorker, and on PBS. He's also written for TV and the movies.
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