Joanna Buffum is a writer born and raised in Morristown, New Jersey, and currently living in Maine. She studied English and Anthropology at Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine, and then returned to her hometown to join the staff at New Jersey Monthly, first as a research assistant, then Entertainment and Events Editor and eventually also Associate Editor.

Her beats at the magazine ranged from outdoor recreation to science, history, food and public policy, including an award-winning exposé on the Christie administration’s mishandling of the state’s nascent medical marijuana program. Her work also appears in Longreads, MTV Iggy, Refinery 29, New Jersey BrideMonmouth Magazine and Her Campus.

In early 2017, she left New Jersey Monthly and moved back to Maine to focus on her first novel, a historical fiction set in colonial New York and New Jersey.

She now does marketing for a ski resort’s real estate agency, and spends her free time hiking, mountain biking, kayaking, and exploring the beauty of the western Maine mountains. The book is still in the works.

Visit her blog, Figments & Frames, where she writes about and photographs her growing antique book collection.

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