Heidi Pitlor earned her M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Emerson College and has worked as a senior editor at Houghton Mifflin. She’s currently the series editor of The Best American Short Stories. She’s the author of two novels, The Birthdays and The Daylight Marriage. Her writing has appeared in such publications as Ploughshares, The Huffington Post, and Labor Day: True Birth Stories by Today’s Best Women Writers. She lives outside Boston with her husband and children.