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Contact: ColleenRKane at Gmail

Colleen Kane is a New Jersey-born writer and former editor for BUST and Playgirl magazines and former staffer at 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 wrote a column, "Brooklyn 2.0," for Brooklyn Based and 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, a 2012 anthology from Soft Skull. She’s writing and publishing personal essays and plans to write 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 Ms. 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.

After seven years in Brooklyn, Colleen spent a life-altering three years in Baton Rouge. Then it went like this: two more years in Brooklyn, seven months in Jersey city, a marital split followed by four months in a century-old farmhouse in South Jersey with her dog Addie, a hurricane rescue from Louisiana, and the two of them are now back in Brooklyn again.

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