About the Author

Paul McCarthy


Paul McCarthy is a freelance magazine writer, working with such publications as Omni, American Health, Psychology Today, Equinox, The Scientist, Oncology Today, and others. With a Ph.D. in political science, McCarthy has been a club and tournament Scrabble® player for 11 years, is ranked in the top 10% of players in North America, and helps organize Scrabble® tournaments.