Hollye Dexter is author of the memoir Fire Season (She Writes Press, 2015) and co-editor of Dancing At the Shame Prom (Seal Press). Her essays have been featured in anthologies, and online at Maria Shriver’s Architects of Change, Huffington Post Live, BlogHer, The Feminist Wire, Opposing Views, and others. In 2003, she founded the award-winning nonprofit Art and Soul, running arts workshops for teenagers in the foster care system. Currently she teaches writing workshops and works as an activist for gun violence prevention. Her work as an activist has been covered on NPR, PBS, Fox news, and the L.A. Times. She lives in L.A. with her husband and three children, where she hikes, does yoga, and meditates to stay (mostly) sane. www.hollyedexter.blogspot.com.