Johnna Kaplan is a freelance writer living in New London, CT. Her work has been published in Newsweek, the Christian Science Monitor, Atlas Obscura, Connecticut Explored, and various other publications. She has written columns on local history and covered news and travel for Patch.com sites across Connecticut, written about Jewish issues for the Forward, and edited the local news website Hartford City Center HamletHub. Her essay "Flyover Country" was published in Travelers' Tales The Best Travel Writing 2011. She blogs about her conflicted relationship with the Constitution State at The Size Of Connecticut, and is currently working on a year-long travel writing project called This Land, this Year.