Eric Giroux grew up in Billerica, Massachusetts, where he sacked groceries for Market Basket and ate large quantities of American Chinese food in his hometown's unaccountably numerous tiki-themed restaurants. He graduated from Harvard College and Harvard Law School, extracting academic credit from both institutions for fiction-writing workshops. Along the way, he worked the deli counter at a Tedeschi's convenience store. Like deli-clerk Ray Markham in Ring On Deli, he makes sandwiches both swiftly and neatly. Eric's fiction writing has received support from the Millay Colony for the Arts, and he has contributed to the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference and the Writers in Paradise conference at Eckerd College. His publications in Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly have included a range of oddball topics, from Epictetus to Abraham Lincoln. He has also published travel guides for Let's Go and the legendary Cognoscenti Map Guides. RING ON DELI is his first novel. Eric is a senior counsel for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. He lives with his family outside of Boston, not far from Pennacook.