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Katie Heaney is an American author of the memoirs Never Have I Ever (2014) and Would You Rather? (2018), as well as novels Dear Emma (2016), Public Relations (2017) and Girl Crushed (2020).

She has previously written for the New York Times' Modern Love column, Cosmopolitan, New York magazine, and The Atlantic, just to mention a few.

Prior to joining The Cut, where she works as a senior writer, Katie worked as a freelance writer and as a writer and editor at BuzzFeed.

A native of Minnesota, Katie currently lives in Brooklyn, New York.

More about Katie Heaney

Genres: Fantasy / SF, Memoirs, Young Adult

United States


Non Series

  • Never Have I Ever: My Life (So Far) Without a Date (2014)
  • Dear Emma (2016)
  • Public Relations (2017)
  • Would You Rather?: A Memoir of Growing Up and Coming Out (2018)
  • Girl Crushed (2020)

Detailed book overview

Non Series

Never Have I Ever: My Life (So Far) Without a Date

“I've been single my whole life. I’ve neither had a boyfriend, nor have I ever been on a short-term dating situation. I’ve never regularly hung out and kissed a single person on the face."

This is Katie Heaney's memoir of the years she spent looking but never being able to find love.

By the time she was 25-years old, Katie had a college degree, a lot of friends, and a happy family life. The one thing that was still lacking in her life was a boyfriend. She's barely even been on a second date.

Hilarious, relatable, and inspiring, this is a memoir for anyone who has ever had trouble finding love, but still had fun in the process.

Author: Katie Heaney
First Release: 2014
ISBN: 978-1455544677
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Dear Emma

Being the author of "Dear Emma," her college newspaper's pseudonymous student advice column, Harriet is great at giving advice. But just like most people who are great at telling others what to do, Harriet can’t seem to follow her own advice, especially after Keith, the guy she's dating, completely ignores her.

When she discovers that Keith is now dating the stunning and intimidating Remy, she can’t help but want to hate her.

But that changes when Remy starts writing to "Dear Emma" asking for romantic advice.

This is the perfect chance to inflict vengeance on the person who broke her heart.

But how much does Harriet really know about love, friendship and advice given in good faith?

Author: Katie Heaney
First Release: 2016
ISBN: 978-1455534609
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Public Relations

Young PR star Rose Reed is dumped with a monumental load on her hands when her boss leaves town the day the firm has a meeting with a young and hadsome internationally renowned pop star named Archie Fox.

The meeting is going terribly wrong, until Rose suggests a staged romance with up-and-coming, young indie star Raya, a proposal that Archie accepts on the condition that Rose becomes his publicist.

When the fake romance between Archie and Raya begins reviving the singer’s struggling career, Rose suddenly finds herself having feelings for the British artist.

But in the long run, Rose will have to decide what’s more important: her feelings or her career?

Author: Katie Heaney
First Release: 2017
ISBN: 978-1455595686
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Would You Rather?: A Memoir of Growing Up and Coming Out

In her memoir Never Have I Ever: My Life (So Far) Without a Date (2014), Katie Heaney narrates of how she had still never had a boyfriend by the time she was age twenty-five.

Well, a lot has changed since then. She has, for one, met the right girl.

For the first time ever, Katie opens up about how she learnt that she is gay at the age of twenty-eight.

In these hilarious and moving essays, the author tells readers about how she shifted her sexuality and identity, describing exactly what it was like coming out to the people she knows (and the people she doesn’t).

Author: Katie Heaney
First Release: 2018
ISBN: 978-0399180958
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Girl Crushed

Before Quinn Ryan had given her heart to Jamie Rudawski, she had given it to Jamie Rudawski, her best friend.

But when Jamie dumps her a month before their senior year, Quinn suddenly finds herself without a girlfriend and a best friend.

Ruby Ocampo, the gorgeous and rich lead singer of the popular band Sweets, has just broken up with her on-and-off boyfriend.

Ruby is available and so is Quinn. Why not go for her?

That’s however easier said than done as the more Quinn draws to Ruby, the more she misses Jamie.

So who says your first love is not to be your second love?

Author: Katie Heaney
First Release: 2020
Ebook: B07V1166LN
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers