Contact: ColleenRKane at Gmail
Colleen Kane is a New Jersey-born writer and former editor for BUST and Playgirl magazines. By day she writes for CNBC.com. She has contributed to the Oxford American, SPIN, Plenty, Time Out New York, and Penthouse, among others. Her writing has appeared online at USA Today, Yahoo!, CNN, Radar, and Nerve.com, and her writing has been discussed and linked to by Gawker, Jezebel, Curbed, Slashfood, Luxist, and others. She writes a biweekly column, "Brooklyn 2.0," for Brooklyn Based.
Our heroine created, produced, and hosted the monthly Show and Tell Reading Series at Union Hall in Brooklyn.
Colleen contributed a chapter to the teen-angst collection Mortified: Love is a Battlefield (Simon Spotlight) and an essay to Madonna and Me, the 2012 anthology from Soft Skull. She’s writing and publishing essays that will become a memoir and hopes to write plenty more nonfiction books.
Among the personalities Colleen has interviewed are rock icons Kim Gordon and Thurston Moore (Sonic Youth); Kate Pierson (the B-52’s); Wanda Jackson; the enigmatic cult filmmaker Tommy Wiseau (The Room); Sweet Valley High creator Francine Pascal; author/cartoonist Lynda Barry; actors Betty White, Sean Patrick Flanery and Niecy Nash; celebrated groupies Cynthia Plaster Caster and Pamela Des Barres; and numerous comics including Margaret Cho, Paul F. Tompkins, Todd Barry, Marc Maron and Mike Birbiglia.
Media coverage of Mrs. Kane includes a popular interview with Gothamist (which was also featured on Gawker and Jezebel), an interview on Vice UK’s blog, and numerous appearances in the Baton Rouge media.
Colleen lived for seven years in Brooklyn until moving to Baton Rouge while her husband attended grad school, and they returned to Brooklyn in June 2010. It was life-changing. You should read about it sometime. (You will.)
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