Jennifer McCartney is a New York Times bestselling author. She has written five books including the novel Afloat which was a bestseller in her native Canada; Cocktails for Drinkers; The Joy of Leaving Your Sh*t All Over the Place; and Poetry from Scratch. Her writing has been broadcast on BBC Radio 4 and appeared in The Atlantic, Vice Magazine, Teen Vogue, Curbed, Globe and Mail, and Publishers Weekly, among other publications. Originally from Hamilton, Ontario, she lives in Brooklyn, New York.

As a senior editor at a Manhattan-based publishing company, Jennifer acquired and edited over 200 books. Her authors have appeared on Oprah and been interviewed and reviewed in media outlets including the New York Times, Washington Post, Vanity Fair, New York Post, and Forbes.