Invest in the future of beauty

Call today to make your appointment at Salon Emage Day Spa’s 1st Annual Charity Cut-A-Thon to benefit the Lord Fairfax Foundation’s Salon Emage Day Spa Up and Coming Cosmetologist Scholarship!

If you’ve never tried Salon Emage, or would like to treat someone else to a haircut there, or if you are a current client and just need an excuse to go again (like me!), this is a great day to do it. Salon Emage is the #1 salon in Northern Virginia, so you’re getting a great cut at a great price(suggested donation for a haircut is just $50) for a great cause. 100% of the proceeds will go to fund two Cosmetology scholarships in the salon’s name.

Don’t wait a moment more. Call 540-341-4052 to make your appointment. A great cut for an awesome cause PLUS gift bags and a complimentary glass of wine. Is there a better way to spend a Monday? I don’t think so! See you there!

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A picture perfect book tour.

Since the book tour for 500 Acres and No Place to Hide kicked off on August 1st, I’ve probably collected two hundred pictures of all those who’ve joined me at signings and invited me to speak at book club meetings. Thought you’d enjoy seeing some of them, and maybe spotting yourself in a few!

DCAA Book Club, VA

Warrenton Book Club, VA

Lord & Taylor, Westfield, NJ

Book Revue, Long Island

Barnes & Noble, Georgetown

Barnes & Noble, Georgetown

Barnes & Noble, Westport, CT

Scottie and me (pre B&N Westport!)

Salon Emage, Warrenton, VA

Salon Emage

Joan Hamburg (aka, The Great One)

Ridgefield Library, Ridgefield, NJ

Joyce and Me (love the pearls!)

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Join me at Mystique, my favorite elementary school, and more!

In the next few weeks, the 500 Acres book tour is taking me everywhere! To Alexandria, Virginia, Ridgefield, New Jersey, Westport, Connecticut, and back again. Hope to see you at one of my many stops!

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 8TH
ALEXANDRIA
MYSTIQUE JEWELERS

211 The Strand Waterfront
(703) 836-1401
2-4pm

MONDAY, OCTOBER 17
RIDGEFIELD, NJ
RIDGEFIELD PUBLIC LIBRARY

527 Morse Avenue
(201)941-0192
7-9PM
Reading, Q&A, and Signing

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 18TH
WESTPORT, CT

BARNES & NOBLE
7-9PM
Reading and Signing

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 26TH
WESTFIELD, NJ
LORD AND TAYLOR “SHOP SMART, DO GOOD” CHARITY FUNDRAISING EVENT

609 North Avenue
2-3PM
This day long event is one you don’t want to miss. See below for all the exciting activities and freebies and fun!

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29TH
MARSHALL, VA

Claude Thompson Elementary School
3284 Rectortown Road
Join me at my favorite elementary school’s Fall Fun Fair!
11am-1pm

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 5
MIDDLEBURG, VA
MIDDLEBURG LIBRARY
101 Reed Street
2PM
Reading, Q&A, and Signing

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 3
RIDGEWOOD, NJ

BOOK-ENDS
E. Ridgewood Avenue
1PM

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It rained cats and dogs, and many of you had to row home…

But I can’t thank you enough for joining me this past Wednesday night at Barnes and Noble in Georgetown!

Several of my dear friends from Georgetown University Hospital were there (Hi Jane and Christina!), two of my new friends from the American Farm Bureau came out, and a few of the most talented “mommy bloggers” in the blogosphere (including Mommy Needs a Cocktail, Toddler Planet, and A Parent in Silver Spring) did too. My sweet sister in law, Nancy, and my dear friend, Wendy Miller, who took all these terrific pictures, braved the flooding to support their favorite (because I am your favorite, right?) fake farm girl, and one of my earliest supporters, a guy who pushed my first book like nobody’s business while he was at Borders (cue tears for Borders…) drove all the way from Stafford or Staunton or some such terribly far away town in Virginia to celebrate with me (and keep me from fainting when a certain someone who will not be named (Kristen Hammond) made me read.

It was a wet but wonderful night. Thank you all so much for loving and supporting me.
Love, Susan xoxo

Lauren Wolkoff of the Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center at Georgetown
Jill Casten from the American Farm Bureau
Jessica Slovak McFadden and sweet Alice McFadden, my youngest fan.
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