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The Love Story Project

How to survive a book tour

The Love Story Project (August 9, 2017) See more blog posts

A better way to talk about love

TEDxSFU (November, 2015)
Mandy giving a Ted Talk at Chapman U

Falling in love is the easy part

TEDxChapmanU (August, 2015)
The New York Times Modern Love

To Fall in Love With Anyone, Do This

The New York Times (January 9th, 2015) See more publications


Upcoming Events

14 February 2018 – Vancouver, BC

Incite: Vancouver Writer’s FestivalLove Me True Book Launch
Alice McKay Room, VPL Downtown, 7:30pm

20 February – Seattle, WA

Offbeat Ada’s How to Fall in Love with Anyonewith Offbeat Bride
The Lab at Ada’s Technical Books, 7pm

4 March 2018 – Sydney, AUS

All About Women Festival, How to Fall in Love with Anyone
Sydney Opera House, 4pm

7 March 2018 – Adelaide, AUS

Adelaide Writers’ Week, Masterclass: Taking an essay from idea to fruition
More info to come, 6pm-9pm

8 March 2018 – Adelaide, AUS

Adelaide Writers’ Week, How to Fall in Love
Pioneer Women’s Memorial Garden, 12pm

25-29 June 2018 – Vancouver, BC

UBC Summer Institute: Writing Memoir
more info



Originally from Appalachian Virginia, Mandy Len Catron now lives in Vancouver, British Columbia. Her writing has appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, The Rumpus, and The Walrus, as well as literary journals and anthologies.

She writes about love and love stories at The Love Story Project, and she teaches English and creative writing at the University of British Columbia. Her article “To Fall in Love with Anyone, Do This” was one of the most popular articles published by the New York Times in 2015. How to Fall in Love with Anyone: A Memoir in Essays is her first book. It was recently long-listed for the 2018 RBC Charles Taylor Prize. 

Representation & Publicity

Sam Stoloff, Frances Goldin Literary Agency

Brooke Ehrlich, The Sanford Ehrlich Company

US Publicity:
Amanda Lang, Simon & Schuster

Canada Publicity:
Catherine Whiteside, Simon & Schuster Canada

Australia Publicity:
Christina Taylor, Black Inc. Books

UK Publicity:
Fiona Brownlee for Black Inc. Books





  • “On Anniversaries”, Love Me True Anthology Caitlin Press, 2018.
  • “To Stay in Love, Sign on the Dotted Line”, The New York Times, Modern Love Column, 25 June 2017.
  • “Five Myths about Love”, The Washington Post, 14 February 2016.
  • “Middle School Miracles”, Skirt, Fall 2015.
  • “To Fall in Love with Anyone, Do This”, The New York Times, Modern Love Column, 11 January 2015.
  • “We Talked About Love”, Under the Gum Tree, Issue 5, Fall 2012.
  • “Hypocorism or On Love and Naming”, Folio, Fall 2010/ Spring 2011.
  • “Grind, Dose, Tamp, Flush, Pull, Drink”, Under the Sun, Summer, 2007.
  • “The Canadian Sandwich”, The Vancouver Review, Winter 2007.
  • “Contracting Iris”, The Fieldstone Review, Issue 1, April, 2006.
  • “Nor Ever Chaste”, Italy, A Love Story, Seal Press, 2005.



Cover photo, FreeFall Magazine vol. XXIV no. 2