Charlotte Donlon is a writer, spiritual director, and host of the Hope for the Lonely podcast. Her work has appeared in The Washington Post, Catapult, The Millions, Mockingbird, and elsewhere. She earned a master of fine arts in creative writing from Seattle Pacific University in 2018 and is writing her first book, The Great Belonging: How Loneliness Leads Us to Each Other, which will be published by Fortress Press next fall. Charlotte lives in Birmingham, Alabama, with her husband and their two teenage children. Learn more about Charlotte and her work at charlottedonlon.com.