The “Miss Gromala” Holly credits with so much of what has gone right in her life is Annette Gromala, the POPS sponsor and English teacher who introduced Holly to POPS when the club launched at Santa Monica High in the fall of 2017. Holly quickly became a club leader. I’d met Holly once, and then, last May, I was so moved by her reading at the book launch for POPS anthology, In the Key of Love , I wanted to know more about her.