Books I Read in 2016

I have a love/hate relationship with being productive. At times, I can be a bit too engaged with getting things done, accomplishing, ticking off lists. Sometimes, my expectations can be too high and I feel piffy for beating myself up. I made that word up, by the way. Piffy. On the other hand, do you know how good it feels to [...]

The Belly Art Project

I had a great time last night at the launch party for Sara Blakely's new book: The Belly Art Project. This is a gorgeous coffee table book filled with incredible photographs of more than 100 painted pregnant bellies. It is such a fun book to look through—the art is so fantastic and creative. You can learn more about the book from [...]

First Draft Done!

My favorite two words in the English language are "the end" ("dark chocolate" comes in at a close second), and the other night I got to type them when I finished the manuscript for my third novel. It was quite a happy moment! I've basically been hiding out in my house, saying no to fun summer invitations, eating lots of [...]

Master Tools to Change Your Mind Giveaway

  I'm excited to participate in this amazing giveaway. Here's all the info you need to know from the organizer (and Balance Project interviewee #154) Kate Hanley: Have you ever had a flash of insight, where you saw something you’d been looking at your whole life in an entirely different way? Suddenly you see that what you thought was difficult [...]

What a Day!

I was so honored to be asked to participate as a speaker at the United Way of Greater Los Angeles' Women's Summit on April 25, 2016 at the Beverly Hilton. It was an incredible event - inspiring, informative, and important. Here's a recap of my trip... SUNDAY, APRIL 24 I arrived in LA after a great flight and had dinner [...]

The Balance Project 99c Ebook Spring Break Sale!

The Balance Project ebook is on sale for 99 cents from March 16-March 21 at Amazon. If you haven't had a chance to read it, now's the time and share with a friend! Have a wonderful spring! xo Susie  

The Two “Other” Reasons Millennial Women Are Burning Out

  My latest piece on The Huffington Post... Fast Company published an insightful article this week by Kelly Clay entitled "Why Millennial Women Are Burning Out." The subhead referred to the fact that it wasn't because they were becoming mothers. Shocking! In this time of endless conversations about work-life balance, that's what we're conditioned to assume. So why are these [...]

Having It All Documentary

Having It All is a new documentary by filmmaker Vlada Knowlton. From the film's website: Three women set out to live their dreams of balancing career, marriage, and children. After two trying years of unanticipated trade-offs and painful sacrifices, each finds herself with a changed life and a changed idea of what HAVING IT ALL really means. Watch the trailer: [...]

The Shine Spotlight

I am so honored to be featured as a "Spotlight Story" on *The Shine Movement* by Cherylanne Skolnicki. The Shine Movement is "a membership site for high-impact women who are searching for a way to balance their professional pursuits with their personal lives and to find connection with a like-minded community." Cherylanne and her team have created such a vibrant resource, and she's [...]

ON GRACE is $0.99!

For a limited time only, my first novel ON GRACE is on sale for 99 cents! BUY ON AMAZON BUY ON BARNES & NOBLE BUY ON KOBO Learn more about the book here.

Great Thoughts Great Readers Book Club

I'm so excited that The Balance Project was chosen as the book club pick for the Great Thoughts Great Readers FB group, and I decided to make a video to celebrate! The book club is Tuesday, February 22 and Wednesday, February 23 from noon - 5 pm CST on the Great Thoughts Great Readers Facebook page. Chat with you then! [...]

16 Authors on Balance

Want to know what some of your favorite authors really think about balance? I compiled inspiring/informative/interesting quotes from Balance Project interviews with authors, and the article was featured on The Huffington Post Books homepage. Lots of great wisdom from authors Marisa de los Santos, Jane Green, Jenna Blum, Dorie Clark, Aidan Donnelley Rowley, Liz Fenton & Lisa Steinke, Annabel Monaghan, Emily Giffin, and more. Hope you enjoy and be sure to check [...]

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