Hi there—I’m an American author and writing coach. My novels are COSTALEGRE (a GOOP book club pick and one of Glamour Magazine’s top books of the decade), TOUCH (a New York Times Editor’s Choice and NPR Best Book of the Year selection) and the bestselling I AM HAVING SO MUCH FUN HERE WITHOUT YOU. In nonfiction, I published the groundbreaking guide BEFORE AND AFTER THE BOOK DEAL: A Writer's Guide to Finishing, Publishing, Promoting and Surviving Your First Book, and my first memoir, THE YEAR OF THE HORSES, is forthcoming in 2022. You can sign up for my free newsletter of writing and publishing tips at CourtneyMaum.com
A nominee for the Joyce Carol Oates Prize, my non-fiction has been widely published in such outlets as the New York Times, and O, the Oprah Magazine, I have essays in bestselling anthologies, and my short story "This is Not Your Fault" was turned into an Audible Original at Amazon. I am also the founder of the non-profit arts residency, The Cabins, which runs group and solo retreats for artists twice a year.
When I'm not working on my own writing, I help people from all backgrounds learn how to tell their stories in empowering and fun ways. I'm a native English speaker, but I'm fluent in French and speak beginner Spanish. Thank you for being here!
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