Erik Tarloff was born in Los Angeles to a show business family. He spent his adolescence in London and most of his adult life in Berkeley. He has been writing professionally since his college years and has written for the screen, the theater, magazines, and newspapers. His first love and primary commitment, however, is to fiction. He is the author of the New York Times best-seller Face-Time, The Man Who Wrote the Book, All Our Yesterdays, and most recently the Los Angeles Times best-seller The Woman in Black. He currently lives in Berkeley with his wife, economist Laura Tyson.