art by Shannon Reynolds
Holly Smith is managing editor of the Washington Independent Review of Books, as well as a college lecturer, longtime freelance writer, and co-author of Seafood Lover’s Chesapeake Bay. Her work has appeared in the Washington Post, CNBC.com, USA Today Travel’s 10Best, More Mirth of a Nation, Salon, Washington Flyer, Brain, Child, and other publications. She earned a master’s degree in creative nonfiction from Johns Hopkins, something the university doesn’t exactly brag about. She has four children and spends her free time hiding from them.