Colleen Oakley’s debut novel, Before I Go, was a People Best New Book Pick, an Us Weekly “Must” Pick, a Publishers Lunch Buzz Book, a Library Journal Big Fiction Debut, and an Indie Next List Pick. Formerly the senior editor of Marie Claire and editor-in-chief of Women’s Health & Fitness, Colleen’s articles, essays, and interviews have been featured in the New York Times, Ladies’ Home Journal, Marie Claire, Women’s Health, Redbook, Parade, and Martha Stewart Weddings. She lives in Atlanta with her husband, four kids, and the world's biggest lapdog, Bailey. Her second novel, Close Enough to Touch, releases Mar. 7, 2017.