Dori Ostermiller was born in Los
Angeles as a fifth-generation Californian. In her early twenties, she abandoned
her path as a premed student to pursue an MFA in writing at the University of
Massachusetts. Since then, her work has appeared in numerous literary journals,
including Calliope, Bellingham Review, Roanoke Review, Aura, Alligator Juniper, Chautauqua Literary Journal, and the Massachusetts Review. She is the recipient of a Massachusetts
Cultural Council Artist’s Grant and a Tobias Wolf Fiction Award and is the
founder of Writers in Progress, a literary arts center in Western Massachusetts.
She lives in Northampton with her husband and children.