Susie Orman Schnall

Hi! Thanks for visiting me on Goodreads. Here's a little bit about me...I'm the author of ON GRACE (SparkPress 2014), my debut novel about fidelity, friendship, and finding yourself. My second novel, THE BALANCE PROJECT: A NOVEL will be published in April, 2015 by Spark Press. See the blog or www.susieschnall.com for more info.I'm also the founder of The Balance Project (http://www.susieschnall.com/the-balan... a series of relevant and refreshingly candid interviews with inspiring and accomplished women (and the occasional man!) talking about balance. Not to further glorify the tragically glorified "doing it all" craze, but more to show that everyone's making sacrifices somewhere. The Balance Project interviews are the inspiration for my second novel.I grew up in Los Angeles (Birmingham H.S. - go Braves!) and went east for college (University of Pennsylvania) where I met my husband. We settled in New York and have three young boys. In addition to writing fiction, I also write for magazines and websites, mostly about family life, health, and wellness. My writing has been published by The New York Times, Westchester Magazine, MindBodyGreen, Serendipity, and others.Throughout my career I’ve done marketing, communications, and writing work for magazines, Internet companies, nonprofit organizations, and advertising and PR agencies in Los Angeles, New York, Boston, and San Francisco.Ever since I was a child, I have found true joy in writing. From my earliest notebooks filled with poems about loves lost to my current essays documenting my journey through motherhood, I have chronicled my life in words. There’s something about an intense scrabble game, a challenging crossword puzzle, an impossible paragraph. It comes down to the words, and words are what I love.I am also passionate about loads of other things: Friday family movie nights, very dark chocolate (especially with little crunchies in them), warm beaches, evolving, romantic comedies, Jane Austen and Jeffrey Archer, party dresses, hiking, raising resilient kids, dinner parties, punctuality, Saturday night happy hour with my husband, balance, boot camp, kale shakes, true friends, thank you notes, and optimism.

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