Laura Albritton is the author of the guidebook Miami for Families: A Vacation Guide for Parents and Kids (University Press of Florida, 2014). She runs the travel blog, www.IslandRunaways.com, and has contributed multiple posts to popular websites Uncommon Caribbean, Authentic Florida, and Rum Therapy. Her work has also appeared in The Miami Herald, Sculpture magazine, Harvard Review, The Houston Chronicle, The Times Literary Supplement (TLS), The Florida Keys Weekly, and elsewhere. She holds a BA in Comparative Literature from Columbia and an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Miami, where she was a James Michener fellow. Her award-winning short stories have appeared in numerous literary magazines. Her background includes working in publishing and teaching college writing. She loves books, travel, tennis, and coastal interior design.