S. Schirl Smith is a writer, photographer, and holistic nurse based in Southern New Hampshire. Her essays have been published in Pangyrus,Silver Birch Press, Kind over Matter and The Journal of Holistic Nursing. Her photography has been featured in Barren, L’Ephemere Review and in regional newspapers. Smith’s current project is Desperado, the memoir of her brother and the story of finding light in the darkest of times. See more at www.sschirlsmith.com.