About Courtney

Courtney Milan writes books about carriages, corsets, and smartwatches. Her books have received starred reviews in Publishers Weekly, Library Journal, and Booklist. She is a New York Times and a USA Today Bestseller.

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Before she started writing romance, Courtney got a graduate degree in theoretical physical chemistry from UC Berkeley. After that, just to shake things up, she went to law school at the University of Michigan and graduated summa cum laude. Then she did a handful of clerkships. She was a law professor for a while. She now writes full-time.

Courtney is represented by Kristin Nelson of the Nelson Literary Agency.


Dive Deeper...

You can find more biographical details about me, find print-ready photographs, and full-size versions of my book covers in Courtney's media kit.


Looking for totally irrelevant details about Courtney? This is the place to find them.

Some of these questions were actually asked by people! We call it frequently asked questions, but these questions were all asked at least somewhere between zero and one times.

In 2014, someone asked me how I worked, and I answered. This had all changed radically by 2020, and so there's now a 2020 version available.

Some of you may notice that occasionally I have biographies that flippantly claim to be "Mother of Dinosaurs." Have you ever wondered why? It's because I submitted proposals and feedback to the Unicode Technical Committee asking for dinosaur emoji. Rawr! You can read a summary of the proposals and feedback I submitted here.

Sometimes people like knowing how you found out you were going to get published. Here is mine.