Publisher’s Weekly called Susan J. Elliott’s 2009 appearance on the publishing scene, an “acclaimed debut.” Her first book, GPYB, has enjoyed positive media and reader reviews and appears on several “Best Breakup Books” lists, including the Huffington Post, Marie Claire and About.com. Unlike most books that start strong and taper off, sales of GPYB remain solid each month. It has remained in the Amazon Top 10 books in the Divorce category for over four years. It is now available in paperback, electronic, and audio formats as well as four languages (English, French, Polish, Chinese (complex)), with more translations (Chinese (simplified), Vietnamese, Turkish, German, Czech and Slovak) in the works.
Elliott is an author, attorney, and grief counselor. She is the creator of workshops, seminars and boot camps designed to help people move on from loss, especially that of breakup, separation and divorce. She is recognized as an international breakup expert and is consistently sought as a media commentator, guest columnist and speaker. She has appeared on several international, national and local (New York City) television and radio shows. She has been quoted in many periodicals such as O!, Women’s Health, Men’s Health, Cosmopolitan, Glamour, Elle, Chicago Tribune, New York Daily News, New York Post, Gannett Newspapers, Detroit Free Press, Irish Independent (Dublin) Marie Claire (U.S. and U.K.), Women’s World, and websites such as MSNBC, Huffington Post, Cosmopolitan, Salon, Psych Central, Faster Times, Glamour, Oprah, Examiner.com, Psychology Today, Psychology Daily News, Your Tango!, LifeLoveBeauty.com, DateDaily.com, and Dating Advice.com. She has been invited to work as a consultant on media projects and asked to endorse books, products and websites.
Elliott is the developer of the Getting Past Your Past series of workshops and seminars. She is a media commentator (interviewed and quoted extensively on television, radio, print and internet), speaker, relationship coach, developer of Getting Past Your Breakup bootcamps (both live and on-line), and author of the Getting Past Your Past and Getting Past Your Breakup blogs.
She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Mount Holyoke College where she graduated magna cum laude with High Honors and Phi Beta Kappa, her Master of Education in Counseling Psychology from Cambridge College and her Juris Doctorate from the University of California, Berkeley.
She lives in New York.