Jim Fusilli is a native of Hoboken, New Jersey, which serves as a model for the city of Narrows Gate in his fiction. A graduate of St. Peter’s College, he joined The Wall Street Journal in the early 1980s and has been the newspaper’s rock and pop music critic since 2008. He is the author of six novels and numerous short stories. He and his wife, public-relations executive Diane Holuk Fusilli, live in New York City. They have one daughter.