Jamie Cat Callan grew up under the tutelage of her French grandmother, who taught her the secrets of French women's success with men. She has also traveled to France many times, lived in France, and interviewed numerous French women. She has published books on the subjects of relationships and writing, and has been featured in the "Modern Love" column in the New York Times, as well as Best American Erotica, The Missouri Review, and Story and American Letters & Commentary. She currently teaches writing at Wesleyan University Graduate Liberal Studies Program. She and her husband live in Cape Cod, Massachusettes.