Lindsey J. Palmer

Lindsey J. Palmer is a writer, editor, and educator. She worked in the magazine industry for seven years, most recently as Features Editor at Self, and previously at Redbook and Glamour. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, she earned a Master of Arts in English Education from Teachers College, Columbia University, and taught A.P. Literature and Creative Writing at a Manhattan public school for three years. Nowadays, she’s a scriptwriter at BrainPOP, an animated educational site for kids. She spends her days researching topics as diverse as Nuclear Fusion, Emily Dickinson, and the Tuskegee Airmen, and then translating what she’s learned into an engaging narrative format for students. Lindsey lives in Brooklyn with her husband and baby daughter.


Lindsey is the author of Pretty in Ink (Kensington, 2014), a hilarious satire of the world of magazine publishing, and If We Lived Here (Kensington, 2015), a witty and heartfelt exploration a couple’s search for commitment—to each other and to their first apartment. In her forthcoming third novel, Otherwise Engaged (Skyhorse, November 2018), Lindsey turns her attention to marriage and the wedding industrial complex. The rock-solid bond of newly engaged couple Molly and Gabe gets shaken when Gabe’s novel, a thinly veiled account of his relationship with his wild ex-girlfriend, becomes a national sensation. As fact and fiction, and past and present, start to blur, and it’s a countdown to the couple’s wedding day, Molly is forced to confront some hard truths about herself and her relationship.

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