ELLEN SUE STERN is the President of Stern Literary Consulting and author of 20 books, translated to fourteen languages, published by Bantam, Dell, Simon & Schuster, Random House, Perseus, Running Press, TenSpeed Press, CelestialArts and TricyclePress. Titles include I Will Not Forget You, Living With Loss, Expecting Change, The Indispensable Woman, Running on Empty, Loving an Imperfect Man, He Just Doesn’t Get It, Meditations for Newlyweds, Reflections for Expectant Moms, Reflections for New Moms, Divorce is Not the End of the World, Yawn; Bedtime Reading for Insomniacs, The Relationship Toolkit, Words of Inspiration for People with MS, and her upcoming work: On A Scale of 1-10: Keeping it Together When Chronic Pain Hijacks Your Life.
Thousands of people have attended her workshops on relationships, work/life balance, pregnancy, parenting, midlife, divorce, chronic illness, overcoming adversity, and coping with the ups and downs of everyday life. She is a sought after relationship expert and seasoned media presence; guest appearances include Oprah, Montel Williams, Lifetime TV, and numerous other national and international media. Interviews, essays, and quotes can be found on Instagram, Match.com, CNN.com, Sports Illustrated, Parenting Magazine, The Washington Post, American Jewish World, WebMd, Marie Claire, American Baby Magazine, the Mumbai Mirror, Tumblr, and on blogs and websites across the globe.
Stern is currently offering creative writing workshops and individual coaching to both aspiring and experienced writers working in every genre. Her writing has appeared in national and international publications, including Parenting, Sports Illustrated, The Washington Post, Mpls Star/Tribune, Self, WebMD, and numerous blogs and websites. Stern has spent the past twenty-years using her personal experience as a catalyst to empower others through writing and speaking. Her unique ability to blend anecdotal material, emotional support, warmth and humor with concrete tools continues to transform lives for the better. Minneapolis is home. Heaven is anywhere sunny. She loves words, sleeps late, and believes nothing is too good to be true.