Deborah Shapiro was born and raised outside of Boston, Massachusetts. She spent a number of years in New York working at magazines, including New York and ELLE, and her writing has appeared in The New York Times Book Review, Los Angeles Review of BooksSight UnseenChicago Magazine, Literary Hub, Washington Square Review, and elsewhere. Her first novel, The Sun In Your Eyes, was published in 2016. Her new novel, The Summer Demands was published by Catapult Books in 2019. She lives with her husband and son in Chicago.