More About the Author
Thank you for finding my author's page--I know it couldn't have been easy to spell Schnurnberger.
I started out as a painter (one of my prints is somewhere in the basement of the Museum of Modern Art ); I wrote two award-winning musicals for children; I've been an on-camera reporter and an NBC talk show producer. For two years I popped up regularly on morning television as a media spokesperson for the hosiery industry, demonstrating the proper way to wash pantyhose. (When I was replaced, I'm proud to say it was by Lauren Hutton.) I've been interviewed about my books and fashion on Oprah, Entertainment Tonight and Extra, among others, and have written for The New York Times, New York, Reader's Digest, People, Parade and just about every woman's magazine in America. I also founded Foster Pride, a non-profit which provides mentoring and art classes for New York city children and teens in foster care.
In other words, I've had a lot of jobs. I didn't follow a career trajectory so much as to seize opportunities that seemed interesting--and that would pay the rent. Two goals that I'm happy to say didn't prove to be mutually exclusive.
I had a ball writing Let There Be Clothes: 40,000 Years of Fashion History, a cult classic that's chocked full of interesting trivia. And writing novels has been even more fun, because I get to make things up. The books have been translated into a half dozen languages and they're bestsellers here and in Europe and Latin America. Best of all, the books have provided me with the opportunity of going around the country and meeting the women who are reading them -- and nothing, has been more fun than that!