Miriam Laufer is a writer, book lover, and adventurer. She grew up in the DC suburbs and is a recent graduate of Northeastern University in Boston, MA with a BA in English. Her poems and short stories have been published in Northeastern University’s Literary Arts Magazine, Spectrum, where she served as editor-in-chief in 2010-2011 and financial manager in Fall 2009. She has written for the Weekly Dig in Boston and at the Bethesda Writer’s Center in Bethesda, MD. Her favorite hotspot in DC right now is Busboys & Poets and her favorite books of the moment are The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz and The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss. All-time favorites include Anna Karenina, Lord of the Rings, and Persuasion.