September 23, 2016: Sweden rights for CLOSE ENOUGH TO TOUCH are sold to Lavender Lit.

July 20, 2016: 
Brazil’s Bertrand acquires foreign rights to publish CLOSE ENOUGH TO TOUCH.

June 2, 2016:
Foreign rights for CLOSE ENOUGH TO TOUCH are sold to Fortuna in the Czech Republic and Slovakia.

May 25, 2016:
German rights forCLOSE ENOUGH TO TOUCH are sold in a pre-empt bid to Goldmann.

October 5, 2015: 
The deal for Colleen’s next book CLOSE ENOUGH TO TOUCH is announced in Publisher’s Marketplace. Look for it on shelves early spring 2017!

May 11, 2015: Hungarian rights for BEFORE I GO are sold to Athenaeum.


April 6, 2015: Macadonian rights for BEFORE I GO are sold to Sakam Knigi.


March 5, 2015: Korean rights for BEFORE I GO are sold to Book21 Publishing Group.


December 24, 2014: People magazine features BEFORE I GO as a Best New Book in their 1/5 issue, saying “Author Oakley has set herself a tricky balancing act here, blending a comic sensibility with the depth and poignancy her subject requires. She pulls it off.”


December 11, 2014: BEFORE I GO is selected for the January 2015 Indie Next List.


October 7, 2014: Brazilian rights for BEFORE I GO are sold to Bertrand.


September 10, 2014: Turkish rights for BEFORE I GO are sold to Yabanchi.


September 8, 2014: Publisher’s Weekly reviews BEFORE I GO and calls it “funny and touching.” “Oakley expertly tugs at the heartstrings with well-rounded characters and a liberal dose of gallows humor.”


August 1, 2014: I’m donning my tiara! I was chosen to be one of five debut authors on The Debutante Ball. We’ll all blog about our experiences as first-time authors for the next year. Come join the party — there will lots of giveaways!


July 22, 2014: Library Journal named BEFORE I GO a Big Fiction Debut.


May 29, 2014: Gallery Books is giving away 300 advanced copies of BEFORE I GO to #BEA14 attendees.


May 19, 2014: Shelf Awareness named BEFORE I GO as a #BEA14 Buzz Book for Debut Fiction.


May 13, 2014: Russian rights for BEFORE I GO are sold to Russian World.


April 13, 2014: U.K. and Australian rights for BEFORE I GO are sold to Allen & Unwin.


April 4, 2014: Publisher’s Marketplace selected Before I Go as a Buzz Book for Fall/Winter 2014. To read a free excerpt (along with excerpts from amazing new books by Neil Patrick Harris, Alan Cummings and W. Bruce Cameron) go here.