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Malcolm Tatum

After many years in the teleconferencing industry, Michael decided to embrace his passion for trivia, research, and writing by becoming a full-time freelance writer. Since then, he has contributed 文章 to a variety of print and online publications, including MyLawQuestions, and his work has also appeared in poetry collections, devotional anthologies, and several newspapers. Malcolm’s other interests include collecting vinyl records, minor league baseball, and cycling.

Michael Anissimov
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Michael is a longtime MyLawQuestions contributor who specializes in topics relating to paleontology, physics, biology, astronomy, chemistry, and futurism. In addition to being an avid blogger, Michael is particularly passionate about stem cell research, regenerative medicine, and life extension therapies. He has also worked for the Methuselah Foundation, the Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence, and the Lifeboat Foundation.

Michael Pollick
1679 Articles

A regular MyLawQuestions contributor, Michael enjoys doing research in order to satisfy his wide-ranging curiosity about a variety of arcane topics. Before becoming a professional writer, Michael worked as an English tutor, poet, voice-over artist, and DJ.

Mary McMahon
20870 Articles

Ever since she began contributing to the site several years ago, Mary has embraced the exciting challenge of being a MyLawQuestions researcher and writer. Mary has a liberal arts degree from Goddard College and spends her free time reading, cooking, and exploring the great outdoors.

Mary Elizabeth

Mary Elizabeth is passionate about reading, writing, and research, and has a penchant for correcting misinformation on the Internet. In addition to contributing 文章 to MyLawQuestions about art, literature, and music, Mary Elizabeth is a teacher, composer, and author. 她得了B.A. from the University of Chicago’s writing program and 一个M.A. from the University of Vermont, and she has written books, study guides, and teacher materials on language and literature, as well as music composition content for Sibelius Software.

Nicole Madison

Nicole’s thirst for knowledge inspired her to become a MyLawQuestions writer, and she focuses primarily on topics such as homeschooling, 育儿, 健康, science, and business. When not writing or spending time with her four children, Nicole enjoys reading, camping, and going to the beach.

Jessica Ellis
2809 Articles

与一个B.A. in theater from UCLA and a graduate degree in screenwriting from the American Film Institute, Jessica is passionate about drama and film. 她有 many other interests, and enjoys learning and writing about a wide range of topics in her role as a MyLawQuestions writer.

丹娜 Hinders

丹娜 holds a B.A. in journalism and mass communication from the University of Iowa. 她有 loved being part of the MyLawQuestions team ever since discovering the joys of freelance writing after her son was born. 丹娜 also hones her writing skills by contributing 文章 to various blogs, as well as creating sales copy and content for 电子课程.

Sheryl Butterfield

Sheryl is a freelance writer based in Denver, Colorado. She specializes in 文章 about environmental issues, renewable energy, and 育儿 teenagers.

Sara Schmidt

A graduate of Southeast Missouri State University, Sara has a Master’s Degree in English, which she puts to use writing for MyLawQuestions and several magazines, 网站, and nonprofit organizations. 她有 published her own novella, and has other literary projects currently in progress. Sara’s varied interests have also led her to teach children in Spain, tutor college students, run CPR and first aid classes, and organize student 撤退.


Mitch is a journalist, photographer, and test administrator who has contributed to a diverse array of publications, including the Oxford, Mississippi arts and entertainment guide Oxford Town and the trade publication Nightclub & Bar Magazine. In addition to his freelance work for MyLawQuestions and several other 网站, Mitch has written dozens of album reviews, allowing him to showcase his love of music and media.

Margo Upson

Margo has a varied academic background, which has involved everything from psychology and culinary arts to criminal justice and education. These wide-ranging interests make her an ideal MyLawQuestions writer, as she always enjoys becoming an expert on new and unfamiliar topics.

Hillary Flynn
180 Articles

Joining the MyLawQuestions team has helped to satisfy Hillary’s insatiable curiosity for knowledge. She also manages an electronic publishing business that allows her to develop her skills in technical writing, 图形 design, and business development. Hillary has a passion for satirical writing and enjoys traveling, especially to places of historical importance.

770 Articles

Dee is a freelance writer based in Colorado. 她得了B.A. in English Literature, as well as 一个法学学位. Dee is especially interested in topics relating to medicine, 法律问题, and home improvement, 这是 her specialty when contributing to MyLawQuestions.


Sarah is a freelance writer living in Istanbul, Turkey, where she has taught numerous English language courses and runs a blog focusing on the expat community. Since joining the MyLawQuestions team several years ago, Sarah has become a veritable fount of knowledge on many obscure topics. 她得了B. A from the University of Oregon, where she majored in Romance Languages (Spanish and Italian) and Linguistics and 一个M.A. in TESOL from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey.

Paulla Estes

Paulla is a freelance writer and website editor who currently lives in Maine. Paulla has a B.A. in English Literature from George Mason University and over 15 years of experience as a freelancer. She relishes the flexibility and consistency of working on MyLawQuestions 文章, as well as the opportunity to constantly learn something new.

Jeff Petersen

Jeff is a freelance writer, short story author, and novelist who earned his B.A. in English/Creative Writing from Creighton University. Based in Berkeley, California, Jeff loves putting his esoteric knowledge to good use as a MyLawQuestions contributor.

Tricia Christensen
7612 Articles

Tricia has a Literature degree from Sonoma State University and has been a frequent MyLawQuestions contributor for many years. 她是 especially passionate about reading and writing, although her other interests include medicine, art, film, history, politics, ethics, and religion. Tricia lives in Northern California and is currently working on her first novel.

Diane Goettel
1257 Articles

In addition to her work as a freelance writer for MyLawQuestions, Diane is the executive editor of Black Lawrence Press, an independent publishing company based in upstate New York. 她有 also edited several anthologies, the e-newsletter Sapling, and The Adirondack Review. Diane has a B.A. from Sarah Lawrence College and 一个M.A. from Brooklyn College.


In addition to her role as a MyLawQuestions editor, Niki enjoys educating herself about interesting and unusual topics in order to get ideas for her own 文章. 她是 a graduate of UCLA, where she majored in Linguistics and Anthropology.


Contributing 文章 to MyLawQuestions is just one of Karyn’s many professional endeavors. 她是 also a magazine writer and columnist, mainly for 健康-related publications, as well as the author of four books. Karyn lives in New York’s Catskill Mountain region and specializes in topics about green living and botanical medicine.

Amanda Holland

Amanda Holland is equally passionate about math and grammar, and she has incorporated both into her career. She spent several years as a signals analyst for the Defense Department, creating and editing reports for the intelligence community. After her two kids were born, she transitioned to a career as a freelance writer. When she isn't crafting content, she's usually reading, baking, or playing video games.
Margaret Lipman

Margaret Lipman is a teacher and blogger who frequently writes for MyLawQuestions about topics related to personal finance, 育儿, 健康, 营养, and education.
Tiffany Park

Tiffany is an education, 健康, and communications writer for MyLawQuestions with a passion for improving educational experiences for herself and others. Having studied communications and early childhood education, she loves sharing ideas to help students, 父母, and families thrive. She enjoys learning new things, seeing different perspectives, and seeking fun adventures with her husband and toddling daughter.

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