Marie Lyn Bernard (or "Riese") is a freelance journalist, award-winning writer, blogger, fictionist, copywriter, video-maker and aspiring cyber-performance artist who grew up in Michigan, got wise in New York City, and now lives in the San Francisco area. She is the editor-in-chief, co-founder and CEO of Autostraddle.com, the world's most popular independently owned lesbian website. Her personal blog, Autowin, has received numerous honors.
Her work has appeared in eight books including The Bigger the Better, The Tighter The Sweater: 21 Funny Women on Beauty, Body Image, and the Other Hazards of Being Female, magazines including Marie Claire, GO!, Interlude, NeXt, CollegeBound and Curve, and all over the web including Jezebel, Nerve.com, OurChart and Suspect Thoughts.
In addition to editing "In Your Box Office" for Autostraddle.com, Riese has edited videos for clients including Wingspan Pictures and BroadwayWorld.com and was the host of Showtime's record-breaking webseries "Lezberado."
A graduate of Interlochen Arts Academy, The University of Michigan and The Olive Garden's week-long training intensive; she enjoys eating foods, having big ideas, reading books & talking to her stuffed dog, Tinkerbell.
She is represented by Cameron McClure of The Donald Maass Literary Agency.
For booking information, contact laneia [at] autostraddle [dot] com.
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