Tinsley Mortimer grew up in Richmond, Virginia and is a graduate of the Lawrenceville School and Columbia University. She has been featured on the pages of Vogue, WWD, Harper's Bazaar, and Marie Claire magazine, to name a few. She is frequently featured in celebrity publications, such as Us Weekly, OK!, Life & Style, and In Touch. She has also served as a "Beauty Ambassador" for Christian Dior and helped to create a lip gloss called Tinsley Pink for the brand. She designs a line of handbags for the Japanese company Samantha Thavasa and is currently working on her own ready-to-wear line available only in Japan. She has starred in the reality television show High Society, and has appeared on Dr. Phil America's Next Top Model, Extra, Access Hollywood, E!, E True Hollywood Story "Society Girls," Bravo's The Fashion Show, Gossip Girl, Germany's RTL, LXTV, Good Day New York, Good Day LA, and CW11 Morning News. Southern Charm is her first novel.Tinsley lives in New York City.