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Molly Koeneman is the soon-to-be-bestselling author of travel essays that pack readers into her carry-on as she travels the world, mostly alone and mostly without a clue what she’s going to do next. In 2015, she gave her Chicago-based marketing job this ultimatum: let her work remotely so she can travel or she was going to travel anyway. Since then, she has traveled to +25 countries across six continent while working Chicago office hours; she’s gone scuba diving with hammerhead sharks in the Galapagos, followed the 2019 Women’s World Cup around France, took a university-level literature class in Athens, learned to surf in Morocco and hiked the Inca Trail; she’s traveled with best friends and has made new best friends; she’s fallen in love with places, faces and herself.

When not traveling, stalking her own Instagram feed or writing, Molly practices yoga, meditation and pie-making. 

books for query

Travel Memoir about Morocco
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American Road Trip Memoir
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Marketing keeps lights on; writing and traveling keeps the fire burning. 

– Molly Koeneman

list of published works


  • Outstanding Literature Major, March 2011
  • First Place in the Jim Wayne Miller Fiction Writing Contest, October 2010

full resume

To see a full-detailed resume of my work experience, publication, presentation and awards: click here.

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