Kathie Bergquist is the author of four biographies of popstars written for teenagers, co-author of A Field Guide to Gay and Lesbian Chicago, and City Editor of the Not For Tourist's Chicago guidebook. A regular contributor to the Chicago Reader, her writing has appeared in books, journals, and magazines internationally. In 2008, she was chosen as a Lambda Literary Foundation Emerging Writer Fellow. An anthology that she edited, Windy City Queer: GLBTQ Dispatches from the Third Coast is forthcoming from University of Wisconsin Press. She holds an MFA in Fiction Writing from Columbia College Chicago.