Jennifer Percy grew up in rural Oregon. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, the New York Times Magazine, the Atlantic, the Indiana Review, AGNI, Best Women's Travel Writing, among others, and has been featured on National Public Radio and BBC"s World News. Percy has won a number of awards for her writing, including scholarships to the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, the first place award in American Short Fiction's Story Contest, and multiple academic fellowships. She is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, where she was a Capote Fellow and the recipient of an Iowa Arts fellowship from the Nonfiction Writing Program. Her honors also include a Pushcart Prize and a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. Her first book, Demon Camp (Scribner/Simon & Schuster) was published earlier this year.