23 Sep 2013

Why is Susane Colasanti Coming to Less Than Three?

Author: LessThanThree | Filed under: Uncategorized

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Susane Colasanti is the bestselling author of When It Happens, Take Me There, Waiting for You, Something Like Fate, So Much Closer, and Keep Holding On. Susane has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania in Astrophysics/Earth and Space Science with a minor in psychology. She has a master’s degree from New York University in Science Education 7-12, Teachers of Physics. Before becoming a full-time author, Susane was a high school science teacher for ten years.

As a teenage Jersey girl, Susane felt like her true home was across the water in New York City. The Knowing began when she saw Late Night with David Letterman for the first time in junior high. The show always started by zooming in on the Twin Towers, friends she carries in her heart. She now lives in downtown Manhattan.

We asked Susane why she’s coming to Less Than Three, and here’s what she had to say:

I was a total outsider in junior high and high school. Keep Holding On was inspired by my own experiences with being bullied every day for those six excruciatingly long years. I know how it feels to be relentlessly tormented. I know how it feels to constantly be anxious at school and at home, to feel like you’ll never fit in, like no one will ever understand you or love you. Writing Keep Holding On was my way of turning a negative experience into something positive. 
 
Back in high school, I would have been mortified to admit what I was experiencing. But I’m not embarrassed anymore. If those horrible things happened to me, they’re happening to other people right now. Which means I have to do everything I can to reach out to teens and help make them feel less alone. Being a part of Less Than Three is one way I can move closer to achieving that goal.

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