Monday, January 26, 2015

Cover reveal and giveaway: The Balance Project

We enjoyed Susie Orman Schnall's debut novel, On Grace (reviewed here), last year. So we were thrilled to find out that she's publishing her second novel, The Balance Project, this spring. Susie has a blog series, also titled "The Balance Project," and Melissa A. was a guest over there last year. Other interviews include chick lit novelists, celebrities, bloggers, and women with some fascinating careers. You can see the entire line-up here.

Thanks to BookSparks, we have your exclusive cover reveal right here AND they're offering an ARC to one lucky reader in the US or Canada!

Synopsis:
Katherine Whitney has it all. She’s married, has two daughters, is the COO of a multi-billion dollar company, and with the release of her book on work-life balance, she is not only a media darling but she is a hero to working moms everywhere. In reality, though, Katherine’s life is starting to fall apart, and her loyal assistant Lucy Cooper is the one holding most things together. But when Katherine does something unthinkable to Lucy, Lucy is faced with a difficult decision. THE BALANCE PROJECT: A NOVEL (SparkPress April 28, 2015) is a story of loyalty, choices, and most of all balance as it explores the hot-button issue that all women struggle with.

Here is the beautiful cover we've been waiting for! (The cover we originally saw on Amazon was darker and just had a red baby carriage surrounded by greenery. While it was cool, this official one is so much better!)



Susie Orman Schnall is the author of the award winning novel On Grace, named Kirkus Best Indie Book of 2014. She is the founder of The Balance Project popular interview series about the tragically glorified “doing it all” craze. Her writing has been published by The New York Times, The Huffington Post, The Times of India, The Nest, Glamour, Mind Body Green, Westchester Magazine among others. Susie graduated the University of Pennsylvania and now lives in New York with her husband and their three boys.




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22 comments:

Janine said...

Great interview. I enjoyed hearing where your twitter handle came from. I always wonder how people come up with their names.

Bonnie Franks said...

What stood out the most to me is that Melissa is as talented as I always thought she was! She manages to take care of it all and admits that sometimes something has to give. It's real. And she also loves books and doesn't like uucckky jobs. I can relate.

Suzanne said...

I had to google her favorite artist, Jaime Cullum!! I haven't heard of him. And I love that Melissa thinks having it all is Overrated! So do I!

traveler said...

This sounds intriguing and special. A complex character and great sotry. thanks. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

S.Sabia said...

I am right with you on wishing you could have someone come in and organize your home for you! I am generally able to get things organized but I'm helpless when it comes to keeping it that way!

Allison Smith said...

I was surprised to learn that we both struggle with organization! I'm a mess!

Jessica Meddick said...

What stood out for me was that Melissa is able to read 3 books at once. I've never been able to do that but sometimes I wish I could!

Linda Kish said...

Two things...the twitter handle and how it came about and I'd love to outsource my organizing, too.

Connie said...

I've known Melissa Amster for quite some time now and I am completely amazed at how well she manages to balance her life, her family, her blog and her spirituality. She is a truly lovely lady and I am so thankful for her friendship.

Bonnie K. said...

I've always did wonder about Melissa's twitter handle. Very clever! Also liked her reference to Mary Poppins. I think most of us wished we had a Mary Poppins to help us quickly organized and clean the mess. Glad she has found a job that she loves. I don't like using the phone but then I have a reason--hearing-impaired. I've had some stressful times when I was asked to do some phone work when they knew I was hearing-impaired. Sheesh!

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bn100 said...

her personal motto was interesting

TinaB said...

Glad to know that I'm not the only one who needs help in the organization dept!

Holly said...

I loved the story behind the Twitter handle. So sweet and meaningful!

Glenda Hefty said...

Organization seems to be everyone's bane and it is mine for sure.

jpetroroy said...

The Twitter handle story!

Nova said...

was great learning her personal motto/saying...really good one!

Patricia said...

I'm totally with Melissa on the having-it-all myth!

Meg Munson said...

Love when she said picking her favorite book is like picking your favorite child. LOL This is so true!!!

Lisa W said...

With the interview - I had to chuckle with the "balance" portion about organizing - don't we all wish we had Mary Poppins pop in! And who cares if your basement is organized - the basement is the basement!

Hailey Fish said...

Loved your interview! It was very cool hearing how you got your twitter handle. I always wondered what it meant. :)

Mary said...

That she would spend her extra hour reading. Awesome choice !

Heater said...

Nice cover design. I'll have a peek at it.