Dinty W. Moore is author of the memoirs Between Panic & Desire and To Hell With It, and the writing guides Crafting the Personal Essay and The Mindful Writer, among other books.

He has been published in Harpers, The New York Times Sunday Magazine, The Philadelphia Inquirer Magazine, Creative Nonfiction, The Southern Review, Kenyon Review, The Georgia Review, and Utne Reader, among numerous other venues.

Dinty lives just on the edge of Philadelphia. He is deathly afraid of polar bears.