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Camille Pagán


(Camille Noe Pagán)

Over the past decade, my work has appeared in/on Allure, Arthritis Today, Forbes.com, Glamour, Mens Health, O: The Oprah Magazine, Parade, WebMD.com, Womens Health, and many others. Im currently the health editor at Real Simple magazine. I am a graduate of the University of Michigan, where I studied English and Native American literature, and worked as a research assistant in the department of cardiology at the U of M Health System.

Though Im passionate about health and nutrition, fiction is my first love. I started writing novels in earnest shortly after my daughter was born seven years ago. Dutton and Plume (imprints of Penguin Books) published my debut, The Art of Forgetting, as did several foreign publishers. The Chicago Tribune says Pagán writes with both a subtle sense of humor and great wisdom about the power of friendship and the importance of forgiveness in her quietly compelling literary debut.

Genres: General Fiction, Romance
 
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