Carissa Chesanek is a professional writer with a Master’s in Journalism. Her work has been seen in BlackboardEats, Show-Score, BroadwayWorld.com, Booklist, Eat This, Not That!, Food Network, Forbes Travel Guide, Gayot.com, Miami Herald, Redbook, and Zagat.com. She is also a short story writer and has a Creative Writing Certificate with New York University. Currently, she is working on her debut novel. Her creative writing was awarded the Featured Fiction Writer Award with Pulchritude Press and nominated for the Freddie Award for Writing Excellence with the Mystery Writers of America.