Lauren Daley is an award-winning journalist, freelance writer and poet based in southern New England. Her travel and music writing appear often in The Boston Globe, and she writes a weekly music column and Sunday Arts book column for The Standard-Times of New Bedford. Her work has appeared in The Village Voice, The Providence Journal and The Cape Cod Times among other newspapers. She counts among her influences: Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Leonard Cohen, Hunter S. Thompson and J.D. Salinger.