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Courtney Maum

Biography

Courtney Maum

Courtney Maum is the author of the acclaimed novel I AM HAVING SO MUCH FUN HERE WITHOUT HERE; her latest, TOUCH; and the chapbook NOTES FROM MEXICO. Her short fiction, book reviews and essays on the writing life have been widely published in outlets such as The New York Times, O Magazine, Tin House, Electric Literature and Buzzfeed, and she has co-written films that have debuted at Sundance and won awards at Cannes. At various points in her life, she has been a trend forecaster, a fashion publicist, and a party promoter for Corona Extra. She currently works as a product namer for M·A·C cosmetics and other companies from her home in Litchfield County, CT, where she founded the multidisciplinary creative retreat, #TheCabins.

Courtney Maum

Books by Courtney Maum

by Courtney Maum - Fiction

Sloane Jacobsen is one of the world's most powerful trend forecasters. Her recent forecasts on the family are unwavering: the world is over-populated, and having children is an extravagant indulgence. So it’s no surprise when the tech giant Mammoth hires Sloane to lead their groundbreaking annual conference, celebrating the voluntarily childless. But not far into her contract, Sloane begins to sense the undeniable signs of a movement against electronics that will see people embracing compassion, empathy and “in-personism” again. Despite the risks to her professional reputation, Sloane is nevertheless convinced that her instincts are the right ones, and goes on a quest to defend real-life human interaction.

by Courtney Maum - Fiction

Artist Richard Haddon is in despair. He's supposedly "successful" in that his art is selling, but he despises the work he’s doing. Even worse, his mistress has dumped him, and his once-wonderful marriage has turned frosty and impersonal. Just when you might think his life cannot get any worse, it does, making his road to redemption rough indeed --- as well as a terrific read.