Simone Gorrindo is a writer and editor currently based in Columbus, Georgia, where she lives with her husband, a soldier stationed at Fort Benning with the 75th Ranger Regiment. She is a Contributing Editor at Vela Magazine and the former Senior Editor of Kindle Singles. She holds an M.S. in journalism from Columbia University, and has received fellowships and grants for her writing from the Vermont Studio Center and the Hambidge Center for Creative Arts and Sciences. Her work was recently included in Byliner’s “102 Spectacular Nonfiction Stories from 2012.” Currently, she is working on her first book, a memoir about travel, long-term illness, and love. You can follow her on Twitter @SimoneGorrindo, and she can be reached at simonegorrindoATgmailDOTcom.