Kirsten Lopresti holds a B.A. from Virginia Tech and an M.F.A. from George Mason University. She has published short stories in several literary magazines, including The Laurel Review, New Delta Review, So To Speak, Italian Americana, and Licking River Review. She has lived in Oregon and Los Angeles, the setting that inspired her novel. Currently, she resides just outside of Washington, D.C. with her husband and their two daughters.