Just Who is Susan?

Susan Conforte McNeillMy name is Susan Conforte McNeill. I am a author, entrepreneur and mother of three. A graduate of the University of Delaware with a degree in English and journalism, I spent 10 years in the competitive world of corporate advertising as a copywriter working for a diverse group of clients. As a freelancer, I have maintained relationships with many former clients and have continued to write marketing communications collateral materials, TV, and radio campaigns, as well as hundreds of print ads.

My passion for words and a lifelong love of reading led to the decision in 2002 to co-found the literacy organization Success Won’t Wait with my longtime friend, the actress, motivational speaker, and now restaurateur Vincenza Carrieri-Russo. Our organization has collected over 1 million books since its start and has redistributed them to tots, children and adults through the U.S. and abroad. To read more about our organization, visit our website at Success Won’t Wait.

Since 2009, Susan Said… WHAT?! has  been a guide to a life filled with style. From must-have fashion and accessories, to gorgeous gardens, stunning interiors, plus the latest products and ideas for chic parties, you’ll find it here. Susan Said… WHAT?! was named one of the Top 50 Beauty Blogs in the World by RebateZone.com. And, the site has featured such instantly recognizable names as Dooney and Burke, Ross Simmons, Sam & Libby, among others.

NEED A PRODUCT REVIEW? WANT TO SPONSOR A GIVEAWAY? If you have a fashion, beauty or home/garden style product line/service and want an honest evaluation, or if you would like to create a giveaway or promotion, please contact Susan Conforte McNeill at susanmcneill6@comcast.net.

Editorial Policy and Disclaimer

Susan Said What?! maintains a high standard of editorial integrity and loyalty to its readership. I will only post honest reviews of products, services, places and events. I adhere to the FTC guidelines regarding disclosure and submitting a product for consideration does not guarantee automatic coverage.  If I receive a product sample for evaluation, I will include a DISCLAIMER.

In addition, I may generate income from the sale of display advertisements and links, and will accept ads and links.

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  1. 7

    My first time visiting. Neat perspective. (fyi, had trouble finding P for pinterest with your Hydro gel light giveaway – may have been me, user error)

  2. 11

    Hi Susan,

    I didn’t realize that you had this wonderful blog in addition to your literacy blog. I just wanted to thank you for visiting, commenting and entering my giveaways. You are a busy woman with an impressive background and I am honored that you take the time to visit me so often. I look forward to exploring this blog more. 🙂

    • 12

      Awww.. you just made my day! Love reading my favorite bloggers every morning (I get up before the sun — it’s my only “me time”!)

  3. 15

    Interesting! You and I have something in common. My button is the same as your title background! It’s cool, though, they are different enough to not be a problem, at least to me! I love your blog!

    • 16

      LOL. I used free art when i started back in 2009, now I don’t want to change since it’s so recognizable! Hope you entered a few giveaways while you were here! Susan

  4. 18
    Tracie Carrigan


    I just wanted to invite you to my new giveaway link up for February. We just posted it today, so we’d love for you to join us. February link up will run through the rest of the month. A March link up will be posted this weekend.

    I would also invite you to visit my contact page on http://www.mrscarrigan.com and if you fill out the information, I”d be happy to do a blog review on your site and add you to my states list.

    Mrs. Carrigan


  5. 20

    Hi Susan
    It’s great as well as inspiring to read about you. Looks like you could just be the person i am looking for, Just picked your email address from one of the other pages here. I will write to you soon.
    Take Care and stay busy.


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