Colleen Oakley is the USA Today bestselling author of The Mostly True Story of Tanner & Louise, The Invisible Husband of Frick Island, You Were There Too, Close Enough to Touch, and Before I Go. Her books have been translated into more than 21 languages optioned for film and have received numerous accolades, including the French Reader’s Prize and Georgia Author of the Year.,
The Mostly True Story of Tanner & Louise was a Good Morning America Buzz Pick, a Marie Claire Book Club Pick, a Reader’s Digest Book Club Pick, a LibraryReads Pick, one of Southern Living’s Most Anticipated 2023 Releases and one of Today’s Most Anticipated 2023 Releases.
Her books have been named best books by People, Us Weekly, Library Journal and Real Simple, and have been long-listed for the Southern Book Prize.
A former magazine editor for Women’s Health & Fitness and Marie Claire, Colleen lives in Atlanta with her husband, four children, three chickens, and a mutt named Baxter.
Colleen is currently at work on her sixth novel. If you’re writing women’s fiction, Uplit or love stories, you’ll find Colleen a supportive cheerleader and mentor.