Over the past decade, my work has appeared in/on Allure, Arthritis Today, Forbes.com, Glamour, Men’s Health, O: The Oprah Magazine, Parade, WebMD.com, Women’s Health, and many others. I’m currently the health editor at Real Simple magazine. I am a graduate of the University of Michigan, where I studied English and Native American literature, and worked as a research assistant in the department of cardiology at the U of M Health System.

Though I’m passionate about health and nutrition, fiction is my first love. I started writing novels in earnest shortly after my daughter was born seven years ago. Dutton and Plume (imprints of Penguin Books) published my debut, The Art of Forgetting, as did several foreign publishers. The Chicago Tribune says “Pagán writes with both a subtle sense of humor and great wisdom about the power of friendship and the importance of forgiveness in her quietly compelling literary debut.”

Lake Union Publishing published my second novel, Life and Other Near-Death Experiences, in November 2015. Life was pre-released as an e-book in October 2015 as part of Amazon’s Kindle First program, and spent the better part of four weeks as the #1 bestselling book in the Kindle store.

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