J. F. Smith is an English and Creative Writing Professor, competitive dance instructor, and LivingSocial copywriter residing just outside of Boston, Massachusetts. She earned her M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Emerson College after obtaining two Bachelor of the Arts degrees in English and Social Science from Providence College. For the most part, she focuses on fiction and memoir in her creative works. She has published short stories, poems, academic papers, and a multitude of journalistic articles both online and in print editions around the globe. Currently, J. F. Smith is working on two novels and a variety of short stories. In her spare time, she attends dance workshops, shops, reads, pretends to love cooking, designs jewelry, giggles with her baby cousin, runs, and exercises. Smith believes in two mantras: read all work out loud, and sweat every day.