Toby Bochan


  • Author of "The Badass Girl’s Guide to Poker"
  • Contributed to the magazine "Woman Poker Player" and the book "Women's Poker Night"
  • Has written and edited for a variety of publications, including Scholastic,, Yahoo! and Storyful


Toby Leah Bochan is a former writer for ThoughtCo, who covered poker for 18 months in 2004 and 2005. A poker expert, she is the author of "The Badass Girl’s Guide to Poker" and a contributor to "Woman Poker Player" magazine and the book "Women's Poker Night." She also teaches poker classes.


B.A., English/Creative Writing - the University of Michigan; M.A., Fiction/Poetry - the Michener Center for Writers at the University of Texas, Austin.

Awards and Publications

LiveAbout and Dotdash

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