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Colleen Oakley


Colleen Oakley

Colleen Oakley is the USA Today bestselling author of YOU WERE THERE TOO, CLOSE ENOUGH TO TOUCH, BEFORE I GO, THE INVISIBLE HUSBAND OF FRICK ISLAND and THE MOSTLY TRUE STORY OF TANNER & LOUISE. Colleen’s novels have been longlisted for the Southern Book Prize twice, and CLOSE ENOUGH TO TOUCH won the French Reader’s Prize. Her books have been translated into 21 languages, optioned for film and have received numerous accolades.

A former magazine editor for Marie Claire and Women’s Health & Fitness, Colleen’s articles and essays have been featured in The New York Times, Ladies’ Home Journal, Women’s Health, Redbook, Parade, Woman’s Day, Fitness, Health, Marie Claire and Martha Stewart Weddings. A proud graduate of the University of Georgia’s school of journalism, Colleen currently lives in Atlanta with her husband, four kids and a terrier mutt named Baxter.

Books by Colleen Oakley

by Colleen Oakley - Fiction, Women's Fiction

A heartfelt novel in the bestselling tradition of P.S. I Love You about a young woman in Georgia with stage four breast cancer who undertakes a mission to find a “replacement wife” for her husband before she passes away.