Susan Shapiro

Susan Shapiro, an award-winning writer and professor, freelances for the NY Times, Washington Post, WSJ, LA Times, NY Magazine, Salon, Elle, Oprah, Wired & New Yorker online. She's the bestselling author/coauthor of 17 books her family hates like Five Men Who Broke My Heart, Lighting Up, Unhooked, The Bosnia List and her recent memoir The Forgiveness Tour. She lives with her scriptwriter husband in Manhattan and uses her writing/publishing guides The Book Bible and Byline Bible to teach her wildly popular "instant gratification takes too long" courses at The New School, NYU, Columbia University and in private classes & seminars - now online. Follow her on Twitter at @susanshapironet, Instagram at @Profsue123 or email

American Shield author on CNN
Booklist starred review of Book Bible
Library Journal starred review of World In Between
Book List starred review of World In Between
Publishers Weekly Starred Review of Forgiveness Tour
Business Insider ❤️s The Byline Bible & Sue’s Zoom class

Winner of 2023 ASJA book Award

Winner of 2019 ASJA Book Award
Winner of 2018 Best Book Award for Writing & Publishing

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Purchase at, Amazon, The Strand, Barnes & Noble, Powell's, Books-A-Million

Book Bible Cover

Booklist starred review
KJ Dell’Atonia's #amwriting podcast
Women on Writing interview
Jerusalem Post review
PW review
Writer’s Digest excerpt
Q & A in The Whole Megillah
What Inspired Byline Bible/Books By Women
William Kenower’s Author2Author podcast
Writer’s Digest Podcast (Sue comes on 58:14)
Q & A in Lilith
Review in
Create Out Loud podcast with Jennifer Louden
Latinidad interview with Marcela Landres

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Fix-Up Fanatic cover art by Mary Lynn Blasutta