Courtney Brach graduated from Ramapo College of New Jersey in 2012 with a B.A. in Communication Arts and a concentration in writing. As an avid reader and writer, she was always fascinated by books from a young age. (One of her favorite games to play was “library,” in which she would handwrite and staple together “books”—complete with advance praise and illustrations—for her sister to checkout.) Courtney began her publishing career at Simon & Schuster’s Touchstone imprint after interning at Grove/Atlantic, Inc. and the New York Public Library. Her favorite books include, among many others, Atonement, Anna Karenina, Angela’s Ashes, Sophie’s Choice,Gone with the Wind, and any anthology of selected work by Dylan Thomas or Robert Frost.