Nancy Lusignan Schultz is professor emerita at Salem State University in Salem, Massachusetts. She is the author of Fire and Roses: The Burning of the Charlestown Convent (2000) and Mrs. Mattingly’s Miracle: The Prince, the Widow, and the Cure that Shocked Washington City (2011). She is the editor of four anthologies. Her most recent, with Beth L. Lueck and Sirpa Salenius, is Transatlantic Conversations: Nineteenth-Century American Women’s Encounters with Italy and the Atlantic World (2017). She is treasurer and a founding officer of the Harriet Beecher Stowe Society. Schultz has recently been commissioned by the editors of Oxford University Press’ The Collected Works of Harriet Beecher Stowe to edit the forthcoming poetry volume.