Epshteyn authored A Northern Gentleman, historicl fiction, and Where to Date in D.C.; Where to Date in D.C.: One Hundred Places to Eat And Play in the Capital City (June 2006).
Epshteyn grew up in Golden Valley, Minnesota.  Her parents are Cathy Gorlin and Marshall Tanick.  She graduated from Georgetown University in 2007 and received an MBA from the Stern School of business in 2013.  She met her husband Boris at Georgetown.