Debra Jo Immergut is the author of The Captives, her debut novel, from Ecco/HarperCollins, and Private Property, a short-story collection from Random House. She is a MacDowell and Michener fellow and has an MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. A magazine editor and journalist, she has also taught writing in libraries, military bases, and prisons. Her literary work has been published in American Short Fiction and Narrative. Her journalism has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, the Boston Globe, New York Magazine, and many other places. She lives in western Massachusetts.