Dorothy Smiljanich is an award-winning editor and writer who has worked for Florida newspapers including the Gainesville Sun, the Clearwater Sun, the St. Petersburg Times (now the Tampa Bay Times), and, most recently, the Tampa Tribune, where she was travel editor. Her 2007 biography, Then Sings My Soul: The Scott Kelly Story, was published by the Florida Historical Society Press and won the Charlton Tebeau Book Award for Best General Interest History Book that year. She wrote the text for Quite The Show, which features nature photographs of Paynes Prairie and was published by the Friends of Paynes Prairie. She has a B.A. and an M.A. in English from the University of Florida and taught there, as well as at the University of South Florida in Tampa and St. Petersburg College in St. Petersburg. She was born in Camden, N.J., grew up in Clearwater, and now lives in Gainesville, Florida.