Joanne Cavanaugh Simpson is an essayist, a lecturer at Johns Hopkins University, and editor of 3QR: The Three Quarter Review. She is the author of Literature on Deadline (Celumbra/Pacific Isle), and is a former staff writer for The Miami Herald and Johns Hopkins Magazine, among other publications. Her literary essays have appeared in The Sun literary magazine, Creative Nonfiction, The Connecticut Review, Utne Reader, Style, WYPR’s The Signal, as well as in the book collections Letters to J.D. Salinger (University of Wisconsin Press) and Signs of Life in the USA. (Bedford/St. Martin’s). Cavanaugh Simpson earned her M.A. from Hopkins’ Writing Seminars, where she now teaches. Her literary blog can be found at litdeadline.wordpress.com.