Lauren Marino is a writer, collaborator, and longtime book editor and publishing executive who has worked on multiple bestsellers, including What Would Jackie Do? An Inspired Guide to Distinctive Living. She was founding editor and Editorial Director at Gotham Books, and worked at Broadway Books, Hyperion, Miramax Books, and HarperCollins. She has lectured and taught at the Summer Publishing Institute at the NYU School of Professional Studies, the Tennessee Williams Literary Festival, the Faulkner Words and Music Festival, and the American Society of Journalists and Authors. She lives in New York City.