Kelsey Manning

Kelsey Manning

I'm a freelance writer

covering a wide variety of topics, from business and career development to fashion and lifestyle. My work has appeared on Refinery29, TIME, Fast Company, and more. By day, I work in book publishing.

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Round midnight article

The Books That Publishing Insiders Are Genuinely Excited About This Year

People who work in book publishing do so for one reason, and one reason only: CASH MONEY BABY!$!$! Kidding.

Reading article

Reading As Self-Care: Spend The Long Weekend With One Of These Uplifting Novels

I don’t know about you guys, but this week has been a doozy over at Glom HQ. Maybe it’s the complete meltdown in D.C. seeping into other aspects of life, but I think it’s safe to say that we could use a break from reality.

Best new thrillers article

7 New Thrillers To Load Onto Your New eReader Immediately

We know y’all got Kindles and Nooks and iPads and Galaxys and Pixels—you get the point—as gifts this holiday season.

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9 Quotes From Muslim Girl That You Need To See And Share

This book is so important.

Publishing questions article

Questions I Have Been Asked As Someone Who Works In Book Publishing

With the glorious rise of Younger, there seems to be a heightened fascination with the book publishing industry—which of course, I love.

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The Top 10 Literary Twitterers To Follow For Bachelorette Tweets

There is something about The Bachelor that draws in super smart, well-read women.

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Best Quotes From Issa Rae's Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl

Have you ever loved a book so much you bought it in hardcover, and again in paperback?

Mata hari exotic dancers article

History's Most Famous Exotic Dancers And Books They've Inspired

Long before Dita von Teese, there was Mata Hari. There was Josephine Baker. Unsurprisingly, these exotic dancers have inspired great books....

Billyonthestreet stephen king article

In Honor Of Stephen King Day, Let's Watch This Billy On The Street Clip

As I was ruminating on Stephen King's contributions to pop culture, I remembered a key element of his legacy—this segment from Billy on the Street....

Stephen king emoji quiz article

Can You Guess The Stephen King Book From Just Emojis?

Today is Stephen King Day, which means we all get together to celebrate the man, the myth, the legend. This quiz will prove how big of a fan you are....

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So WTF Is This Death Book That Mindy Kaling Is All Excited About?

Playing Dead: A Journey Through the World of Death Fraud is exactly what it sounds like: a true story about the world of pseudocide....