Susan Shapiro BarashDear Reader:

Welcome to my website. I’m delighted by the success of my thirteenth book, The Nine Phases of Marriage: How to Make It, Break It, Keep It. I loved working on this project and listening to how a diverse group of women (all ages, social strata, ethnicities) feel about their marriages at every phase. The goal for wives is to have a better understanding of the course that their marriages run in order to craft more satisfying and successful relationships.

Of course being a wife isn’t the only challenge women face, and my research on mothers and daughters and female friendships continues. My latest news is that I’ve come out with a novel, Between the Tides, written under my pen name, Susannah Marren. The story centers on some favorite themes: female rivalry, the mother/daughter bond, the secrets women keep, and the price of being a wife. The characters, Lainie and Jess, are friends from way back, reunited as adult women with a few secrets and an agenda. Check it out and let me know your thoughts – I’d love to hear from you.

And so my ongoing fascination with how women lead their lives
is in play. I’ll be in touch with news of my next book.

Best wishes,

Here is a picture of me with my two daughters, Jennie and Elizabeth

At the beach house with my new book.