Shane Finkelstein grew up in Valley Stream, Long Island and majored in English at the University of Maryland. After college, he moved to Atlanta and published a magazine called University Reporter, which subsequently became INsite Magazine. After nine years in Atlanta, he met his soon to be wife Courtney and they travelled around the world in Y2K. Returning to the states, Shane and Courtney moved to New Orleans and opened five restaurants over the next decade. During his time in the Big Easy, Shane wrote articles for INsite Magazine, Where Y'at Magazine and the New Orleans Levee. Finding Gordon Lipschitz is his first full-length novel. He currently resides in Uptown New Orleans, has three children and is working on his first screenplay.