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THE BALANCE PROJECT | No. 12: Angela Santomero, Kids’ Media Creator

Published by Susie Orman Schnall on 4/18/14.

Welcome to THE BALANCE PROJECT: a series of relevant and refreshingly candid interviews featuring inspiring and accomplished women talking about balance. I’ve always been curious—and maybe a little obsessed—about how women I admire manage the tragically glorified “doing it all” craze. So I asked them. As I suspected, no one ...click through to the full article

THE BALANCE PROJECT | No. 11: Jenny Hutt, Media Personality

Published by Susie Orman Schnall on 4/11/14.

Welcome to THE BALANCE PROJECT: a series of relevant and refreshingly candid interviews featuring inspiring and accomplished women talking about balance. I’ve always been curious—and maybe a little obsessed—about how women I admire manage the tragically glorified “doing it all” craze. So I asked them. As I suspected, no one ...click through to the full article

THE BALANCE PROJECT | No. 10: Jennifer Levinson, Jen’s List

Published by Susie Orman Schnall on 4/3/14.

Welcome to THE BALANCE PROJECT: a series of relevant and refreshingly candid interviews featuring inspiring and accomplished women talking about balance. I’ve always been curious—and maybe a little obsessed—about how women I admire manage the tragically glorified “doing it all” craze. So I asked them. As I suspected, no one ...click through to the full article

GIVEAWAY: Win a Free iPad mini…

Published by Susie Orman Schnall on 4/1/14.

On Grace launches April 8! Let’s celebrate with an On Grace prize package. Enter the Rafflecopter below to win a FREE iPad mini, a Kate Spade case, and an autographed copy of On Grace. The giveaway ends April 15. GO!   a Rafflecopter giveaway ...click through to the full article

THE BALANCE PROJECT | No. 9: Jill Salzman, Entrepreneur

Published by Susie Orman Schnall on 3/28/14.

Welcome to THE BALANCE PROJECT: a series of relevant and refreshingly candid interviews featuring inspiring and accomplished women talking about balance. I’ve always been curious—and maybe a little obsessed—about how women I admire manage the tragically glorified “doing it all” craze. So I asked them. As I suspected, no one ...click through to the full article

Countdown to Launch

Published by Susie Orman Schnall on 3/26/14.

Launching a debut novel has to be one of the most exciting things to happen for an author. The culmination of hours of work, stress, rejection, jubilation. And I get to do it twice! I self published On Grace last summer and wrote about it in a blog post called ...click through to the full article

THE BALANCE PROJECT | No. 8: Holly Gordon, Director

Published by Susie Orman Schnall on 3/14/14.

Welcome to THE BALANCE PROJECT: a series of relevant and refreshingly candid interviews featuring inspiring and accomplished women talking about balance. I’ve always been curious—and maybe a little obsessed—about how women I admire manage the tragically glorified “doing it all” craze. So I asked them. As I suspected, no one ...click through to the full article

THE BALANCE PROJECT | No. 7: Annabel Monaghan, Author

Published by Susie Orman Schnall on 3/7/14.

Welcome to THE BALANCE PROJECT: a series of relevant and refreshingly candid interviews featuring inspiring and accomplished women talking about balance. I’ve always been curious—and maybe a little obsessed—about how women I admire manage the tragically glorified “doing it all” craze. So I asked them. As I suspected, no one ...click through to the full article

They Gave The Oscar To The Wrong Woman

Published by Susie Orman Schnall on 3/5/14.

Or…Why I Won’t Watch The Academy Awards Next Year   Brad Pitt passing out plates for pizza. The tweet that broke Twitter. “The wickedly talented Adele Dazeem.” Lupita Nyong’o’s dress. Lupita Nyong’o’s speech. Lupita Nyong’o’s headband. And don’t forget, visual confirmation that plastic surgery doesn’t always go so well. The Academy ...click through to the full article

THE BALANCE PROJECT | No. 6: Elizabeth Moyer, Blogger

Published by Susie Orman Schnall on 2/28/14.

Welcome to THE BALANCE PROJECT: a series of relevant and refreshingly candid interviews featuring inspiring and accomplished women talking about balance. I’ve always been curious—and maybe a little obsessed—about how women I admire manage the tragically glorified “doing it all” craze. So I asked them. As I suspected, no one ...click through to the full article

On Grace Cover Reveal

Published by Susie Orman Schnall on 2/24/14.

I am over the moon about the cover for On Grace. I think it represents the book perfectly. First, below, an announcement about the exclusive cover reveal and giveaway on 5MinutesForBooks.com and then the backstory of how we actually chose the cover for On Grace… Cover Reveal on 5MinutesForBooks.com: My ...click through to the full article

THE BALANCE PROJECT | No. 5: Lauren Slayton, Nutritionist

Published by Susie Orman Schnall on 2/21/14.

Welcome to THE BALANCE PROJECT: a series of relevant and refreshingly candid interviews featuring inspiring and accomplished women talking about balance. I’ve always been curious—and maybe a little obsessed—about how women I admire do “it all” (or at least try to). So I asked them. And as I suspected, no ...click through to the full article

THE BALANCE PROJECT | No. 4: Lyss Stern, Mom-trepreneur

Published by Susie Orman Schnall on 2/14/14.

Welcome to THE BALANCE PROJECT: a series of relevant and refreshingly candid interviews featuring inspiring and accomplished women talking about balance. I’ve always been curious—and maybe a little obsessed—about how women I admire do “it all.” So I asked them. Every Friday I’ll feature a new interview. Here’s what Lyss ...click through to the full article

Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

Published by Susie Orman Schnall on 2/9/14.

My husband and I are not a big Valentine’s Day couple. That wasn’t the case when we first started dating, however. Then, Valentine’s Day was filled with silk boxers from Victoria’s Secret (from me) and roses, chocolate, and stuffed animals (from him). It’s probably helpful to know we were still ...click through to the full article

THE BALANCE PROJECT | No. 3: Emily Liebert, Author

Published by Susie Orman Schnall on 2/7/14.

Welcome to THE BALANCE PROJECT: a series of relevant and refreshingly candid interviews featuring inspiring and accomplished women talking about balance. I’ve always been curious—and maybe a little obsessed—about how women I admire do “it all.” So I asked them. Every Friday I’ll feature a new interview. Here’s what Emily ...click through to the full article

THE BALANCE PROJECT | No. 2: Veronica Beard, Fashion Designer

Published by Susie Orman Schnall on 1/31/14.

Welcome to The Balance Project: a series of relevant and refreshingly candid interviews featuring inspiring and accomplished women talking about balance. I’ve always been curious—and maybe a little obsessed—about how women I admire do “it all.” So I asked them. Every Friday I’ll feature a new interview. Here’s what Veronica ...click through to the full article

THE BALANCE PROJECT | No. 1: Jessica Mindich, Entrepreneur

Published by Susie Orman Schnall on 1/23/14.

Welcome to The Balance Project: a series of relevant and refreshingly candid interviews featuring inspiring and accomplished women talking about balance. I’ve always been curious—and maybe a little obsessed—about how women I admire do “it all.” So I asked them. Every Friday I’ll feature a new interview. Here’s what Jessica ...click through to the full article

Ode to Dani Shapiro

Published by Susie Orman Schnall on 1/19/14.

Occasionally, I have one of those experiences where I go to an event and leave completely energized and inspired to go into the world and do great things. Luckily, it happened to me at the Bedford Post Inn Literary Series event last week. As a side note, the Bedford Post ...click through to the full article

My One-Word New Year’s Resolution

Published by Susie Orman Schnall on 1/12/14.

I was lucky enough to be away over the holidays with enough time on my hands to focus on what I wanted for 2014. But I kept putting it off. I don’t know why. I’m typically the sort who likes to make lists and have a master plan. But just ...click through to the full article

An Author’s Holiday Gift Guide

Published by Susie Orman Schnall on 12/9/13.

It all started with the Yonanas. A few weeks ago, my cousin Andy told me about the Yonanas machine which turns frozen bananas into a healthy, frozen treat. Considering I love bananas and healthy, frozen treats, I ordered Yonanas on Amazon that very same night, waited for the drone, and ...click through to the full article

From Self-Published to PUBLISHED!

Published by Susie Orman Schnall on 11/27/13.

I haven’t updated in a while because I’ve been waiting for the day I can make a big announcement. Not so big for you probably in your exciting life, but HUGE for me. I have a publisher! Let’s step back a bit… Last you heard from me, I was embarking ...click through to the full article

You Want My What?

Published by Susie Orman Schnall on 7/1/13.

Snapshots From the Annals of a Debut Author Today, July 1, was supposed to be the official launch day for On Grace. But that baby was ready early. So it’s been selling for a bit now, and I am having #SoMuchFun! You were right Jessica Park! A lot has happened… ...click through to the full article

Happy Book Birthday!

Published by Susie Orman Schnall on 6/24/13.

So this is what it feels like? The birth of a book! A lot less messy than birthing babies. But still quite emotional, quite satisfying, quite exhausting. Thank goodness the whole giving-it-a-proper-name part is already done. I mean, in the heat of the moment I might have panicked and gone ...click through to the full article

The Countdown

Published by Susie Orman Schnall on 6/19/13.

In a matter of days, the moment I’ve been waiting for will be here. The culmination of all my hard work over the past couple of years. On Grace will be for sale in paperback on Amazon. Let me say that again. Apologies—bear with me. On Grace will be for ...click through to the full article

Chick Lit Author Blog Hop

Published by Susie Orman Schnall on 5/20/13.

I am so excited to be participating in the Chick Lit Author Blog Hop. Kudos to Julie Valerie for pulling this whole lovely thing off! And now that you’re on my site–stop #17 on the Hop–you’re probably already aware of the amazing prizes to be had, including a free Kindle! My ...click through to the full article

Judging a Book by its Cover

Published by Susie Orman Schnall on 5/15/13.

The morning I knew it was coming, I woke up with immediate butterflies in my stomach. Today was the day that I would see the cover for ON GRACE. At least the first draft of it. I could not wait. I had provided my cover designer, Andrew Brown of Design For ...click through to the full article

I Love You Jessica Park

Published by Susie Orman Schnall on 4/30/13.

It’s a surprisingly wonderful and not weird feeling when someone actually enters your brain, takes some of your discombobulated thoughts, straightens them out into nice organized pasta-like strands, and then publishes a whole long article about them. About your thoughts! In this case, it was Jessica Park who took all my confusing, ...click through to the full article

My New Baby

Published by Susie Orman Schnall on 9/28/11.

Finishing a manuscript is a lot like having a baby. There are months when it (manuscript/baby, follow me, people) is inside you, giving you heartburn, aching to get out. Then there’s the actual labor. Sometimes it’s painful, sometimes it makes you scream at your husband (unless you’re Katie Holmes), and ...click through to the full article

Okay, so now I do.

Published by Susie Orman Schnall on 4/26/11.

I wrote my first blog post two years and 11 days ago. How’s that for staying current? Going by that schedule, I’ll average five posts a decade. Pretty pathetic. But a lot has changed. I now have a Twitter account (@susieschnall). True, I have never sent an actual tweet (and ...click through to the full article

I don’t Twitter

Published by Susie Orman Schnall on 4/15/09.

I don’t Twitter. I don’t Facebook. And I certainly don’t Digg. (It’s not that I’m against it, I just honestly have no idea what it is.) But, I do blog. Yes, I’ve been called a loser for not being on Facebook. Yes, I’m inching dangerously closer to my mother’s generation ...click through to the full article