Courtney Maum

Courtney Maum

Author | Touch

Courtney Maum is the author of the critically acclaimed novels Touch and I Am Having So Much Fun Here Without You 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, Tin House, Electric Literature, O the Oprah Magazine 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 from her home in Litchfield County, CT.

A Writer’s Survival Guide

6214, 6th floor

At a past Slice conference Francine Prose explained how she balanced writing with motherhood: from the time her sons boarded the school bus to the time they returned, she wrote. Junot Díaz told the Wall Street Journal that he sometimes writes sitting on the edge of the tub: “My ex would always know I was going to […]

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