from author’s website


Kristin Rockaway is a native New Yorker and recovering corporate software engineer. After working in the IT industry for far too many years, she finally traded the city for the surf and chased her dreams out to Southern California, where she spends her days happily writing stories instead of code. When she’s not working, she enjoys spending time with her husband and son, browsing the aisles of her neighborhood bookstores, and planning her next big vacation.

Her second novel, How to Hack a Heartbreak, will be released from Graydon House/HarperCollins on July 30, 2019. Her debut, The Wild Woman’s Guide to Traveling the World, is in stores now.


Praise for How to Hack a Heartbreak

July 2019 LibraryReads Pick

Featured on Goodreads Hottest Romances of 2019

“Rockaway delivers a sharp and funny tale of female empowerment with a side order of romance.”  — Publishers Weekly

“As sexy as it is topical. Providing a peek into the world of twentysomethings dating in the digital age and (s)wiping out, the fast-paced tale will have readers laughing and celebrating as Mel shows what she’s made of in the worlds of romance and tech.” — Booklist

“For everyone who has been wronged in the world of online dating! Revenge is a dish best served digitally in Kristin Rockaway’s book capturing what it’s like to pursue ambition and love in New York City. Snappy pacing, a delightful group of best friends, women innovating in tech and a workplace love interest made this a book I really enjoyed.” — Sally ThorneUSA TodayBestselling Author of The Hating Game and 99 Percent Mine

“Smart, fun, fast-paced. Rockaway seamlessly blends the trials of modern dating with the challenges of being a woman in a male-dominated workplace.” — Helen Hoang, Author of The Kiss Quotient

“A current and clever read, impossible to put down… Rockaway has masterfully painted the current dating landscape so many are navigating these days.” — Renée CarlinoUSA TODAY Bestselling Author of Blind Kiss

“Rockaway leads us on a charged ride through Internet dating and the start-up world through the shrewd eyes of S.T.E.M.-and-the-city girl, Melanie Strickland, and every bit of it is a page-turner.” — Robinne Lee, Author of The Idea of You

Praise for The Wild Woman’s Guide to Traveling the World

“With its spirited yet credible plot and vividly intricate charactersthis debut novel shines.” — Library Journal (starred review)

“…a fun, sexy debut perfect for readers who love exotic settings and a great love story. For those wishing to indulge their wanderlust, or who have dreams too big for tidy little boxes, this is an incredibly satisfying read.” — Karma Brown, bestselling author of Come Away With Me

“…brilliantly navigates one woman’s quest to let go of what is practical to pursue her passionand surrender to her inner dreamer.” — Kerry Lonsdale, bestselling author of Everything We Keep

“Can a novel be smart and loads of fun? Kristin Rockaway’s debut is proof that it’s possible. Warm, witty, and completely delightful, this book had my inner escapist itching to hop on the next flight out of town.” — Camille Pagán, bestselling author of Life and Other Near-Death Experiences

“Kristin Rockaway is a wise and fresh new voice in women’s fiction and this book was a delight from start to finish.”  — Anita Hughes, author of Christmas in Paris


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