Bess Lovejoy is a writer and editor who lives in Brooklyn. She is the author of Rest in Pieces: The Curious Fates of Famous Corpses (Simon & Schuster, 2013), which has been translated into multiple languages. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Time, The Believer, Lapham’s Quarterly, The Boston Globe, The Public Domain Review, Atlas Obscura and elsewhere. She is currently an editor at Mental Floss, and previously an editor for Smithsonian.com and Schott’s Almanac. She is a member of The Order of the Good Death and Death Salon.