Cindy Handler

Political writer, BluewaveNJ

Cindy Schweich Handler is a writer with an impossible-to-pronounce maiden
name, and a consequently long byline. A former magazine editor, she's
authored Growing Up Drug-Free, a publication of the Department of Education, and edited "Bright Foods," a nutritional neuropsychiatrist's guide to brain-healthy eating. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, Newsweek, O: The Oprah Magazine, Redbook, Good Housekeeping, Parents and numerous other print and online publications.

After years of talking back to--okay, yelling at--candidates on the TV
screen, she found vicarious thrills writing The Beginner's Guide to World
, a comic novel about a suburban work-at-home activist who, with the help of an amorous speech-writer and a group of eccentric lefties, saves a presidential campaign. She is currently working on her second book, about the mother of a college-age sperm donor who goes in search of her biological grandchildren. Originally from St. Louis, Missouri, she lives in Montclair, New Jersey with her husband, three kids and dog.