Edie Jarolim earned her PhD in English and American literature from NYU; her dissertation was the basis of The Collected Poems of Paul Blackburn. She worked as a guidebook editor at Simon & Schuster (Frommer's) and Random House (Fodor's) in New York and Rough Guides in London before moving to Tucson, Arizona, and becoming a freelance writer (or, as her mother might have put it, you left your good job in New York to do what?). She is the author of three travel guides, Frommer's San Antonio and Austin, The Complete Idiot's Travel Guide to Mexico's Beach Resorts, and Arizona for Dummies, and one dog guide, Am I Boring My Dog: And 99 Things Every Dog Wishes You Knew. Her articles have appeared in publications ranging from Brides and Sunset to The New York Times Book Review, National Geographic Traveler and The Wall Street Journal. She created three blogs, WillMyDogHateMe.com, focussing on all things canine; FreudsButcher.com, devoted to genealogy, psychology, and meat; and EdieJarolim.com, primarily dedicated to discussing writing and publishing, but likely to go off on odd tangents (that's true of all the blogs, come to think of it). She currently spends most of her time in Tucson, where she is best known as a dining reviewer, but her terrier mix, Madeleine, is showing signs of restlessness.