Anna Laird Barto holds an MFA from Emerson College and is an Assistant Editor at Fringe Magazine. She has published short fiction in A Journal of the Built and Natural Environments, and her travel writing has appeared in GoNomad, Intravel, and Transitions Abroad. After living everywhere from Wisconsin to Mexico, she has settled in Charlestown, Massachusetts, where she works to broker peace between Townies and Toonies.