Fran R. Schumer, Editor and Writer
Fran R. Schumer is the author of the New York Times bestselling “Powerplay,” with Mary Cunningham (Michael Korda, Simon & Schuster) and the author of “Most Likely to Succeed: Six Women from Harvard and What Became of Them,” (Jonathan Galassi, Random House). She is a former columnist for New York magazine (Underground Gourmet) and The New York Times (New Jersey Section). Her articles have appeared in almost every section of the New York Times as well as other national publications including Barron’s, The Nation and Vogue. Her cover stories for New York magazine have been among the magazine’s most cited; they include the first story to appear in the popular press about Prozac (“Bye-Bye Blues, A New Wonder Drug for Depression,” New York Magazine). Her journalistic writing has been anthologized in a “Century of Books,” edited by Charles McGrath of the New York Times, and “Essays of the Eighties” by William Vesterman. Her most recent article appeared on Page One of the New York Times Science section (See link below). Ms. Schumer has also edited a biography of Raisa Gorbachev and a manual on grief for a professor of psychiatry at Columbia University. She edits both fiction and non-fiction as well as speeches, proposals, essays and articles. Ms. Schumer currently teaches at Gotham Writing Workshop. She is a phi beta kappa graduate of Harvard College with a degree in Social Science and Political Theory. She can be reached at email@example.com. Fran does not accept submissions.