Molly Engelhardt earned her PhD in English from the University of Southern California and was a tenured professor at the University of Texas A&M—Corpus Christi. Her book, Dancing out of Line: Ballrooms, Ballets, and Mobility in Victorian Fiction and Culture was released by Ohio University Press in 2009. Her published articles range in scope from Austen, Wuthering Heights, the language of flowers to cheerleaders in the 1970s popular press. Engelhardt retired from the university in 2016 and concentrates today on getting good ears on her sourdough bread and and not bobbing when she swings her golf club. She lives in Dallas, Texas with her husband, Gary.