Deborah Davis is the author of Strapless: John Singer Sargent and the Fall of Madame X ; Guest of Honor: Booker T. Washington, Theodore Roosevelt, and the White House Dinner That Shocked a Nation; Fabritius  and the Goldfinch: A True Story of Art, Tragedy, and Immortality; Party of the Century: The Fabulous Story of Truman Capote and His Black and White Ball; and Gilded: How Newport Became the Richest Resort in America. She formerly worked as an executive, story editor, and story analyst for several major film companies.