Connie Schultz is a Pulitzer Prize-winning writer and journalist. She worked for The Plain Dealer from 1993 to 2011, earning the 2005 Pulitzer for commentary. She was also a Pulitzer finalist in 2003 for feature writing and won the Robert F. Kennedy Award for Social Justice Reporting for her series, "The Burden of Innocence," which chronicled the ordeal of Michael Green, who served 13 years in prison for a rape he did not commit.
Schultz currently serves as a nationally syndicated columnist with Creators Syndicate and as the professional in residence at Kent State University’s College of Communication and Information. She is the author of the books Life Happens: And Other Unavoidable Truths as well as …and His Lovely Wife: A Memoir from the Woman Beside the Man. She is currently working on her first novel, about a working-class family in Ohio.