Kourtney Jason Sokmen is an author, writer, editor, and publicist. She currently works as the publicity manager for Time Inc. Books, a division of Time Inc.
In 2016, she coauthored her fifth book, The College Bucket List. Her fourth book, 101 Fun Personality Quizzes was published in 2015. Her other books include Lights Camera Booze: Drinking Games for Your Favorite Movies (2013), Never Have I Ever (2012) and The Naughty Bucket List (2011).
She’s also a pop culture connoisseur. She co-hosted a monthly Hollywood gossip segment on At a Glance Talk Radio and wrote about celebrity news for YourTango and Gossip Girl. Her byline has appeared on MensHealth.com, the Huffington Post and Yahoo!
From 2008 to 2010, Kourtney worked as a celebrity writer/editor for Seventeen and TWIST magazines. She’s interviewed A-List celebrities including Justin Bieber, Taylor Swift, Emma Stone, and Selena Gomez, and dished PG-rated dating advice to the tween and teen audiences.
She received her bachelor’s degree in news-editorial journalism from California State University, Chico in 2007. For five semesters, she worked for the award-winning student newspaper The Orion. During that time, she revived the controversial sex column, garnering recognition from Dr. Drew Pinsky, Dr. Ruth Westheimer and Elle magazine’s long-time advice columnist, E. Jean Carroll.
When she’s not writing or reading, Kourtney will either be indulging her pop culture addiction with a Netflix binge, hitting the movie theater, adding to her shoe collection or consuming carbs and cheese. She lives in Jersey City, NJ with her husband. You can reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org.