Susan McCorkindale was born and raised in the Garden State. She loves Bruce Springsteen, the New York Giants, and the Jersey shore. A graduate of Marymount Manhattan College, Susan spent five long, hard minutes pursuing an acting career before making a detour into marketing and has held top spots at Popular Science and Family Circle magazines.

Susan is also the mother of two sons, the oldest of whom has high functioning autism, and the younger of whom has taught her the hard way the wisdom of Erma Bombeck’s famous edict: “Never loan your car to someone you’ve given birth to.”

A motivational TEDx speaker, host of the popular online series, “Flaws Are The New Black,” and the author of Confessions of a Counterfeit Farm Girl, and 500 Acres and No Place to Hide: More Confessions of a Counterfeit Farm Girl, both Amazon bestselling memoirs that chronicle her move – with her late husband and sons – from suburban New Jersey to a 500-acre beef cattle farm in Virginia, Susan is known for her high-energy, humorous, and captivating presentations. Her favorite topics? Resilience, grief, and the role of humor in helping people bounce back and stay back.

A resident of Northern Virginia, Susan addresses groups large and small all over the country and is currently at work on her third book.