Diana Spechler is the author of the novels Who By Fire (Harper Perennial, 2008) and Skinny (Harper Perennial, 2011). She has written for the New York Times; GQ; O, The Oprah Magazine; CNN Living; Esquire; New York Magazine; The New York Observer; Paris Review; Self; Details; the Wall Street Journal; Salon; Slate; Nerve; Southern Review; Glimmer Train Stories; and elsewhere. Her work has appeared in a number of anthologies, including the forthcoming Sex Matters: The Sexuality and Society Reader (W.W. Norton, 2013) and True Tales of Love and Lust (Counterpoint/Soft Skull, 2014). She is also a six-time Moth StorySLAM winner and has been featured on The Moth podcast and NPR. She received her MFA degree from the University of Montana and was a Steinbeck Fellow at San Jose State University and the writer-in-residence at Portsmouth Abbey School. A 2012-2013 LABA Fellow and a 2013 fellow of the Sozopol Fiction Seminars in Bulgaria, she teaches writing in New York City and for Stanford University's Online Writer's Studio.