Hollye Dexter is co-editor of Dancing At the Shame Prom (Seal Press), and recently completed a second memoir, Like Wind To Wildfire. Her essays have been published in anthologies and magazines, and her blogs at, iPinion Syndicate, Op Ed News, BlogHer and others. She is also a singer/songwriter with four albums out. As President of the Music Heals Foundation, she worked with Denise Brown (sister of Nicole Brown Simpson) on a campaign to raise domestic violence awareness, and with California State University Northridge, bringing music therapy programs to autistic children. In 2003, she founded the award-winning nonprofit Art and Soul, running arts workshops for teenagers in the foster care system. Currently she teaches writing workshops for teens and adults, helping them find their authentic voices. Hollye lives in Southern California with her husband and three children, where she hikes, plays music, and works with MomsDemand Action for common sense gun regulation.