Meet The Authors

Sue ScheffSue Scheff

Sue Scheff is a nationally-recognized author, speaker, parent advocate and internet safety expert. She is the founder of Parents’ Universal Resource Experts, Inc., an informational resource for parents struggling with challenging teenagers. In her first book, Wit’s End! Advice and Resources for Saving Your Out-of-Control Teen (HCI, 2008), Scheff recounted her difficulties with her own daughter, as well as offered prescriptive advice for parents in similar situations.

After being victimized online and cyber-stalked due to her advocacy work with troubled teens, Scheff won a 2006 landmark case for internet defamation and invasion of privacy. Her book, Google Bomb! How the $11.3M Verdict Changed the Way We Use the Internet (HCI, 2009), co-authored by the late John Dozier, one of the country’s leading Internet attorneys, documents that legal battle while also offering prescriptive advice. Since then, her name and voice have become synonymous with helping others who have been victims of online abuse as well as educating people of all ages about the importance of good digital citizenship and protecting their online reputation.

Today she is a much sought after expert who has been featured on major media outlets including GMA, CBS This Morning, ABC News, 20/20, The Rachel Ray Show, Dr. Phil, CNN, Anderson Cooper, CBS Nightly News, Lifetime, Fox News, CBC, BBC, Dr. Drew HLN, CNN Headline News, InSession Court TV, and noted major publications such as USA Today, AARP, Parenting Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Miami Herald, Forbes, Sun-Sentinel, Asian Tribune, San Francisco Chronicle, LA Times, and many more.

Literary agent for Sue Scheff: Joelle Delbourgo, Joelle Delbourgo Associates

 

MelissaSchorrHeadshotMelissa Schorr

Melissa Schorr is a widely published journalist, author of the YA novels Identity Crisis (Merit Press, 2016) and Goy Crazy (Hyperion, 2006), and a contributor to the anthology Dear Bully (Harper Teen 2011).

Currently a contributing editor at the Boston Globe Sunday Magazine, Schorr has served as a stringer for People Magazine, a columnist for The Las Vegas Sun, a staff features reporter for the Oakland Tribune, and a health writer for ABCNews.com.

Her work has also appeared in more than 20 publications, including Glamour, Self, Allure, Marie Claire, Bride’s, Baby Talk, Working Mother, In Style, Esquire, San Francisco, National Geographic Traveler, Wired magazine, as well as newspapers such as the Chicago Tribune, The Wall Street Journal and the San Jose Mercury News, The New York Times‘ Motherlode blog, and websites including ReutersHealth and WebMD.

Schorr has a B.A. in Journalism from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism and currently lives outside Boston, MA with her husband, two daughters, and their dog, Bailey. Find her on the web at: http://www.melissaschorr.com/.

Literary agent for Melissa Schorr: Jacqueline Flynn, Joelle Delbourgo Associates