Colleen Oakley

Colleen Oakley

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.

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We’re Obsessed With Stephen King’s Badass Feminist Anti-Hero, Dolores Claiborne

For two years in high school, I had a long-suffering crush on a guy named Randy, who only saw me as a brainy, funny friend and not the coquettish sexpot I so desperately wanted to be. We talked on the phone often, exchanged book recommendations, and watched movies together. Meanwhile, I desperately yearned to crawl underneath his arm or for his hand to brush mine and for him to spontaneously decide that OF COURSE he loved me, too.

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