About Dori Ostermiller
Dori Ostermiller was born in Los Angeles, a fifth-generation Californian. In her early 20′s, she abandoned her path as a pre-med student to pursue an MFA in writing at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Since then, her work has appeared in numerous literary journals, including The Bellingham Review, Roanoke Review, Alligator Juniper, Peregrine, Chautauqua Literary Journal and the Massachusetts Review. She is the recipient of a Massachusetts Cultural Council Artist’s Grant and a Tobias Wolf Fiction award, and is the founder of Writers in Progress, a literary arts center in Western Massachusetts. Her debut novel, Outside the Ordinary World, (MIRA, 2010) was an Indie Best Notable pick and an MLA must-read book. Dori lives in Northampton, with her husband, two daughters and a very pampered Austrailian Shepherd. She is at work on her second novel.