Catherine Craddock-Carrillo has always been a Mexicophile, which led her to move to Mexico City in her 20s to work as an arts & entertainment reporter and business magazine editor. During that time, she traveled around the country, met and married a charming chilango, covered the historic 2000 presidential elections, and lived, breathed, and ate all things Mexico. After moving back to the US, she worked for several years as Lonely Planet's commissioning editor for Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean. Nowadays, she's a college textbook editor living in the San Francisco East Bay with her husband and son. They make it to Mexico at least once a year in order to visit family and friends and eat proper tacos al pastor.