Anna Mantzaris is a San Francisco-based writer and editor. Her writing has appeared in publications including Salon.com, Budget Travel, Fodor’s and USA Weekend. She has done editorial work for a range of clients including Booktrack, Columbia University and Venables Bell & Partners. She is also a regular reviewer for Publishers Weekly, the author of nonfiction titles for Barnes & Noble and Globe Pequot, and a contributor to several travel guides. She has been awarded writing residencies for her fiction by Hedgebrook (Whidbey Island, Washington) and The Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts (Nebraska City, Nebraska). Her short story collection "The Girl Who Can Take the Most Electricity" was a finalist for the 2020 Eyelands Book Award. Anna received a B.A. From Sarah Lawrence College and an M.F.A. from Mills College. She teaches Food & Travel Writing in the M.F.A. program at Bay Path University.