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Susie Orman Schnall

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Hi! Thanks for visiting me on Goodreads! Here's a little bit about me...

I am the author of two works of historical fiction: WE CAME HERE TO SHINE and THE SUBWAY GIRLS along with two earlier works of contemporary fiction: THE BALANCE PROJECT and ON GRACE. I grew up in Los Angeles and graduated from the University of Pennsylvania. My writing has appeared in publications including The New York Times, The Huffington Post, POPSUGAR, Writer’s Digest, and Glamour. In addition, I have spoken extensively on work-life balance and I'm the founder of The Balance Project interview series. I live in Purchase, NY, with my husband and our three sons. I love to read, hike, see movies, and make elaborate cheese plates for Friday night happy hour at my house.
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Susie Orman Schnall Hi Karen - thanks so much for taking the time to read the book and to contact me. I'm so happy you loved it - thank you!! I got the inspiration origin…moreHi Karen - thanks so much for taking the time to read the book and to contact me. I'm so happy you loved it - thank you!! I got the inspiration originally from reading Esther Williams's autobiography. She swam in Billy Rose's Aquacade at the 1940 Golden Gate International Exposition in San Francisco. If you're interested in learning more, I've written more about my inspiration and fun facts on the fair here: https://susieschnall.com/books/we-cam... and also there's a reading guide with more historical background here https://images.macmillan.com/folio-as.... Also, last thing, check out my instagram @susieormanschnall as each Wednesday I post a World's Fair Wednesday with info about the fair. Thanks again!!(less)
Susie Orman Schnall Hi Jane, Thanks for visiting my page and submitting this question. And, hmmmmm, good question! The short answers are "I don't know" and "no." The pand…moreHi Jane, Thanks for visiting my page and submitting this question. And, hmmmmm, good question! The short answers are "I don't know" and "no." The pandemic changed a lot of my plans for writing - as it changed so much for everyone around the world. I lost a bit of my momentum and focus and now I'm concentrating on the launch of We Came Here to Shine on June 16 and taking care of my family. It hasn't left much of the dedicated hours I personally need for writing (I've never been a write here and there type of author). But, I will get back to writing late summer/fall and hopefully will decide on my topic then. Thanks!(less)
Average rating: 3.78 · 4,456 ratings · 1,070 reviews · 4 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Subway Girls

3.80 avg rating — 2,450 ratings — published 2018 — 7 editions
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We Came Here to Shine

3.95 avg rating — 611 ratings — published 2020 — 4 editions
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The Balance Project

3.71 avg rating — 808 ratings — published 2015 — 3 editions
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On Grace

3.57 avg rating — 618 ratings — published 2013 — 8 editions
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Path to Pub for We Came Here to Shine #2: Custom Map

It was very important to me that images of the fair were included at the front of the book to orient the reader and to give a sense of place, which would help facilitate the reading of the book.

A MAP
I love when books have a map at the front, and I find myself referring to them on numerous occasions to better understand the world in which the characters exist.

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Published on September 30, 2019 10:14 Tags: book-publishing, historical-fiction, publishing, we-came-here-to-shine, world-s-fair

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“How lucky she was to have a best friend like Jojo. A girl who relied on truth as much as humor, realizing that the former was essential and the latter was what made life bearable.”
Susie Orman Schnall, The Subway Girls

“Very few things in life unfold the way we thought they would. In fact, you should be suspect when they do. Who cares when the best things in life happen? Don’t you see? You’re getting everything you wanted. The packaging is a little unexpected and not ideal, but the stuff inside, the stuff that really counts, is just right.”
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“But sometimes life presents opportunities at inopportune times. And sometimes you have to ignore all the reasons to say no even if there are a lot of them, and go with the reasons to say yes.”
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