Holly Hendin received her BA in psychology from Wellesley College and her MA and PhD from UC Davis. She studied with Jonathan Cheek, Rick Robbins, and Phil Shaver. She received her MD from the University of Arizona in 2006 and, following her graduation from the Banner Good Samaritan Behavioral Health Residency program, she has been working as a practicing board-certified psychiatrist at Phoenix Neurological Associates. She has cowritten several articles on narcissism and shyness that have been published in Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin and The Encyclopedia of Human Emotions, among others. Holly has presented her research at national and international conferences.
Holly’s love affair with literature and poetry began at young age, although it was not until after a divorce that she began writing in earnest. English literature played a prominent role in Holly’s family, and she received a minor in English Literature from Wellesley, concentrating mostly on Victorian novels. She turned to poetry as a way of processing the new emotions of a single working mother of three. Her poetry is forthcoming in Crack The Spine, Front Range Review, Schuylkill Valley Journal, ginosko, G.W. Review, and Summerset Review.