In 2007 Fletcher Wortmann was diagnosed with crippling obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). His book Triggered: A Memoir of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder deals with the challenges of growing up with undiagnosed OCD and how he learned to manage his disorder. After receiving treatment at the OCD Institute at Mclean Hospital, Fletcher went on to graduate from Swarthmore College with a Bachelors in English Literature, writing his senior thesis on the evolution of the superhero in American culture.
Fletcher has been variously employed as a college Writing Instructor, “Party Associate,” SAT tutor, record store clerk, farm-stand hand, and on-line magazine contributor. He currently lives and writes in Boston, MA where he is working toward his MFA in Creative Writing.