Cindy Frenkel is the author of The Plague of the Tender-Hearted, from Finishing Line Press. Her writing has appeared in numerous places, from Vanity Fair to The New York Observer, where she was a columnist. She was a writer in residence for InsideOut Literary Arts Project, and her essay "Sharing Voices, Acting Crazy" appears in the project’s anthology To Light a Fire. She was the writer/editor for the Detroit Institute of Arts magazine (DIA) and coauthored 100 Essential Books for Jewish Readers with Rabbi Daniel B. Syme. A Hambidge fellow, for the past 12 years she has taught college; her essay “15 lessons From 9 years of Teaching” appeared in Writers in Education.