Wendy Aron has contributed to many print and online publications including, The New York Times, Psychology Today, Newsweek, Pick the Brain, The Change Blog, Elephant Journal and IndieReader. She is an award-winning humorist (Society of Professional Journalists) and author of the comic memoir, Hide & Seek: How I Laughed at Depression, Conquered My Fears and Found Happiness, which was published by a house named “Independent Publisher of the Year” by Foreword magazine in 2007, and then went bankrupt. She has had several comic plays staged at the kind of off-off Broadway theaters in Manhattan where the audiences are mainly composed of rats. She has also had staged readings of her plays at several Manhattan libraries with audiences composed of humans lured in by the affordable ticket price: free. Prior to the long decline, Wendy wrote an episode of the hit 1980s sitcom, Family Ties, starring Michael J. Fox. Today, she tries to make ends meet by generating web content for Internet start-ups run by twentysomething millionaires whose love for literature can be traced back to Kim Kardashian’s last tweet.
Wendy attended Brandeis University, but fled in a clinical depression when she realized she wasn’t going to be able to get into an Ivy League law school. She completed her B.A. at Adelphi University, in Garden City, N.Y., majoring in political science (for reasons that escape her now). She also spent some time floating around the screenwriting program at the UCLA Graduate School of Motion Pictures/TV, but sadly departed before they could manufacture another M.F.A. forced to teach. Wendy now lives on Long Island, New York, with her husband and their three disdainful cats.