Stuff in the ‘If We LIved Here’ Category

5 March, 2019

OTHERWISE ENGAGED, Lindsey J. Palmer

“Perfect for fans of Emily Giffin and Elin Hilderbrand.” –Library Journal

“An excellent read, best enjoyed with a good glass of wine.” –Booklist

“Fun and consistently satisfying.” –Publishers Weekly

Life is sweet for New Yorkers Molly and Gabe: They’re young, in love, and newly engaged.But when Gabe sells his first novel–a thinly-veiled retelling of his wild love affair with ex-girlfriend Talia–and it becomes a national sensation, Molly can’t help but feel like the third wheel. To make matters worse, Talia reappears in Gabe’s life, eager to capitalize on the book’s success and to rekindle what she had with Gabe… at least, that’s how it seems to Molly. But even more concerning? Gabe doesn’t seem concerned at all. Instead, he’s delighting in his newfound fame and success.

Jealous, paranoid, and increasingly desperate, Molly starts to spin out of control. Her social life, work life, and love life all go to pieces. As fact and fiction, and past and present, begin to blur, Molly realizes the only way out of this downward spiral is to fight her way back up. But what–if anything–will be left of her life and her relationship when she arrives?

Perfect for fans of Liane Moriarty and Jennifer Weiner, OTHERWISE ENGAGED (Skyhorse, February 2019)n explores the life we seek when the life we have… suddenly goes down the drain.

Lindsey J. Palmer worked as Features Editor at Self and previously at Redbook and Glamour before turning to fiction. Her novels, Pretty in Ink and If We Lived Here were both published by Kensington. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, she earned a Master of the Arts in English Education from Teachers College, Columbia University and taught high school English.  Nowadays, she’s a scriptwriter at BrainPOP, an animated educational site for kids. Lindsey lives in Brooklyn, NY with her husband and daughter. Visit her at lindseyjpalmer.com and facebook.com/lindseyjpalmerauthor.

 

 

 

 

 


26 March, 2015

If We Lived Here, Lindsey J. Palmer

Razor-sharp and thought-provoking, Lindsey J. Palmer’s incisive new novel both celebrates and skewers modern relationships and their milestones, offering a witty and wise look at what it takes to commit–to love, to a home, and to the life that’s right for you.
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After three years of dating and trading nights at their respective New York City apartments, Emma Feit and Nick O’Hare are moving in together. Or they will be, as soon as they find the right place. For two happily-in-love professionals–Nick’s a teacher, Emma tutors college-bound teens–with good credit and stellar references, how hard can it be? As it turns out, very–in ways that are completely unexpected.

Suddenly Emma is filled with questions about cohabiting, about giving up her freedom–not to mention about who’s going to clean the toilet. And while her best friend plans a dream wedding to her wealthy fiancé, and her older brother settles into suburban bliss, Emma must figure out what home means to her–and how on earth to get there.

If We Lived Here is the sweet, surprising story of a couple forced to weather all sorts of storms as they try to build a life together. The trials faced by Emma and Nick will be relatable to anyone who has ever taken a chance on love–with all its complications.” –Sarah Pekkanen, international best-selling author of Catching Air

If We Lived Here is a vivid depiction of both the claustrophobia and the potential of love and real estate. It’s a heartfelt exploration of what makes a home, and a funny, engaging chronicle of the growing pains of adult life.” –Jen Doll, author of Save the Date

Praise for Lindsey J. Palmer’s Pretty in Ink

“Filled with juicy gossip and outrageous office politics…Palmer writes this side of womanhood brilliantly.” –Publishers Weekly

“The politics of the magazine industry find full display in this deliciously delectable read.” –Booklist

“If you liked The Devil Wears Prada you’ll love this.” –Women’s Health, Book Club Pick

Lindsey J. Palmer, worked for many years as a professional writer and editor at Glamour, Redbook, and Self, and now she teaches AP Literature and Creative Writing at a public high school in Manhattan. Her first novel, Pretty in Ink (2014) was a Women’s Health book club pick and caused Lindsey to be named a Target Emerging Author. Find Lindsey at lindseyjpalmer.com, @lindseyjpalmer, and facebook.com/lindseyjpalmerauthor.

26 February, 2014

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Lindsey J. Palmer is a writer, editor, and educator. She worked in the magazine industry for seven years, including stints 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. Lindsey lives in Brooklyn with her husband and baby daughter.

Lindsey’s third novel, Otherwise Engaged (Skyhorse, Feb 2019) follows on the heels 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 Otherwise Engaged, 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.

Visit Lindsey at www.lindseyjpalmer.com and www.facebook.com/lindseyjpalmerauthor.