Faye Rapoport DesPres was born in New York City and holds an M.F.A. from Pine Manor College’s Solstice Creative Writing Program. As a journalist, she won a Colorado Press Association award and has been published in The New York Times, Animal Life, Trail and Timberline and other publications. Her personal essays have appeared in InterfaithFamily.com, Hamilton Stone Review, Writer Advice and International Gymnast Magazine. She lives in the Boston area with her husband, Jean-Paul, and their three cats. Her website is: www.fayerapoportdespres.com.