With Jen Doll, Kathleen Hale, Ariel Lawson, Lindsey J. Palmer, Susan Rieger, and Helen Wan.
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Writers Jen Doll, Kathleen Hale, Ariel Lawhon, Lindsey J. Palmer, Susan Rieger, and Helen Wan all have two things in common: They're all women writers and they've all just published their first books. Join these first-time authors, along with moderator Liz Egan, Books Editor at Glamour, to talk writing, reading, and getting your work from laptop screen to print.
Jen Doll, author of Save the Date, has written for The Atlantic, The Atlantic Wire, Cosmopolitan, The Hairpin, Mental Floss, New York magazine, The New York Times Book Review, The Toast, Vice, The Village Voice, and other publications. She has attended dozens of weddings and had pretty much every possible feeling about them. She lives in Brooklyn.
Kathleen Hale grew up in Wisconsin and graduated from Harvard in 2010. No One Else Can Have You is her first novel.
Ariel Lawhon is co-founder of the popular online book club, She Reads, a novelist, blogger, and life-long reader. She lives in the rolling hills outside Nashville, Tennessee with her husband and four young sons (aka The Wild Rumpus). Her novel, The Wife The Maid and the Mistress, released in February from Doubleday. Ariel believes that Story is the shortest distance to the human heart.
Lindsey J. Palmer, author of Pretty in Ink, worked as a writer and editor at Self, Redbook, and Glamour. A Penn graduate, she earned an M.A. in English Education from Columbia, and currently teaches English at NEST+m in Manhattan, and lives in Brooklyn. Publishers Weekly says of Pretty in Ink, “Filled with juicy gossip and outrageous office politics…a dishy, catty book, that’s an indulgent roll in the mud. Palmer writes this side of womanhood brilliantly.”
Susan Rieger is a graduate of Columbia Law School. She has worked as a residential college dean at Yale and an associate provost at Columbia. She has taught law to undergraduates at both schools and has written frequently about the law for newspapers and magazines. She lives in New York City with her husband.
Helen Wan is a novelist and lawyer. Her debut novel, The Partner Track, is the story of a young female attorney navigating the old-boy network at a prestigious law firm. The book was Real Simple Magazine's December Book Club pick and The Wall Street Journal calls it "a suspenseful and engaging debut... She dissects the tokens of status in this world in a manner that's reminiscent of Tom Wolfe." Her writing has also appeared in The Washington Post, The Daily Beast, and The Huffington Post. Helen is also Associate General Counsel at the Time Inc. division of Time Warner. She lives in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, with her family.
Moderator Elisabeth Egan is the books editor at Glamour. Her essays and book reviews have appeared in Self, Glamour, O, People, Whole Living, Child, BabyTalk, Publishers Weekly, Kirkus, the Huffington Post, the New York Times Book Review, the LA Times Book Review, the Washington Post, the Chicago Sun-Times, the Newark Star-Ledger and the Chicago Sun-Times.