• Rita Arens is the author of young adult novel The Obvious Game (InkSpell Publishing, 2013) and the editor of the award-winning parenting anthology Sleep Is for the Weak (Chicago Review Press, 2008). She writes the popular blog Surrender, Dorothy (www.surrenderdorothyblog.com) and lives in Kansas City with her husband and daughter. The Obvious Game is her first young adult novel. She is at work on a second.

    Arens is the deputy editor of BlogHer.com.

    Arens is a frequent speaker at blogging and writing conferences.

    She’s been quoted by Bloomberg Businessweek, The Associated Press, Forbes Woman, the Wall Street Journal, Businessweek and Businessweek Online and featured in Breathe magazine, Get Your Biz Savvy, The Kansas City Star (archived material available on request), Today Moms (Today Show blog) and Ink KC.

    Arens is active as an author and as a reader on Goodreads. For more information, visit www.ritaarens.com.

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