Sally Grace Holtgrieve

Meet the Writer

Ristras (chili pepper garlands) and Sally Grace in Santa Fe, New Mexico, on a road trip through the American Southwest.

Growing up, Sally Grace Holtgrieve was always checking out the maximum number of library books permitted. One week she would read everything on phytoplankton, and the next it would be Pakistan, Panama or veterinary science. When she got to college, she found it absurd that she was required to choose which subject was the most interesting, so she pursued a career in journalism. Now she learns new things every day and actually gets paid to ask too many questions. Like most journalists, she’s working on a book, but it’s not finished. Or started. When she’s not writing articles or not not-writing her book, Sally Grace prefers to be traveling. Recently she went on a trip to Provence, France, and on another to Big Bend National Park, Texas. She loved both because they were new and different. In fact, she likes everywhere as long as she’s never been there before.

In my real life, this is what I do:
Full-time freelance writing for newspapers and magazines. Also, I teach Chinese children English remotely every morning before the sun comes up.

And this is what I do for fun: Devour books as if I’m going to die tomorrow, hike, camp, travel, and eat a concerning amount of bread and cheese in various forms.

My favorite writer is William Styron.

My favorite book is To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee.

When I have time for myself, I especially like to put on loose pants, read and drink cheap beer sans judgement.

My favorite place I’ve traveled
to is

I would like to travel to Egypt.

Three people I most admire are:

  1. Michelle Obama
  2. Tina Fey
  3. My mom and dad (I know that’s two, but they’re the greatest team!)

On my bucket list, I would like to:

  1. Thru-hike the Appalachian Trail
  2. Set foot on every continent
  3. Swim in a shark cage

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