It all started on October 31, 1986: the day Jon was born. Okay, fine, let's just jump ahead a little bit.

Jon Fortenbury is an Austin-based freelance writer and human being. When not writing brilliant articles for USA Today College and being interviewed on Marketplace Money, he's writing his own bios and sending marriage proposals via Twitter to Zooey Deschanel.

He once earned a bachelor's degree in journalism but considers that phase of his life to be a "sober blur."

There's a 93% chance something he writes will change your life. This lowers to 1% if you're illiterate or dead.

He hangs out with celebrities (loosely defined).