About M.J.

When she’s not chasing two little boys or trying to wipe something sticky off the floor, M.J. (Manda) Pullen is the author of women’s fiction and romantic comedies. The Marriage Pact series is available from Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin’s Press, (including The Marriage Pact, Regrets Only and Baggage Check).
M.J. grew up in the suburbs of Atlanta, Georgia. Writing has always been a big part of her life, both professionally and personally. She studied English Literature and Business at the University of Georgia in Athens, and later Professional Counseling at Georgia State University in Atlanta. She practiced psychotherapy for five years before taking a sabbatical to spend more time writing and raising her brood. Since high school, she has also been an executive assistant, cashier, telemarketer, professional fundraiser, marketing guru, magazine writer, grant-writer, waitress, box-packer, HR person, and casual drifter.

M.J. loves creating true-to-life characters who are flawed, relatable, and most importantly redeemable. She tries to explore all aspects of relationships, from romantic entanglements to battles between mortal enemies, and everything in between. She reads and writes across many genres, and learns something from everything she does. No matter what she’s writing, M.J. believes that love is the greatest adventure there is, and that hopeless romantics are never really hopeless.

After years traveling and living in places like Portland, Oregon, and Austin, Texas, M.J. has now returned to her home city of Atlanta, where she lives with her husband and two young sons. She loves to hear from readers and other writers – so drop her a line!

M.J. Pullen brings clever quirkiness to romantic comedy!—Penny Reid, international bestselling author of Neanderthal Seeks Human on The Marriage Pact

Wonderfully witty and fun, M.J. Pullen’s novels are like an adventurous journey with your best friend.—Shirley Jump, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author