Spalding’s first job out of Ball State University was with Indianapolis Monthly. She spent 11 happy years on the editorial staff before moving to southern California, where she penned freelance articles for a variety of magazines; co-wrote The Encyclopedia of Guilty Pleasures: 1,001 Things You Love to Hate and The Complete Excuses Handbook: The Definitive Guide to Avoiding Blame and Shirking Responsibility for All Your Own Miserable Failings and Sloppy Mistakes. She also contributed to the travel guide Moon Metro Los Angeles, wrote copy for an online marketing company, and served as the staff writer/editor at a San Diego book publisher. After getting all of that out of her system, Spalding returned to Indy and the Monthly in 2007.
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