Laura Schroff : Simon & Schuster Speakers Bureau

Laura Schroff

Laura Schroff is a Former Media Executive and International & #1 New York Times Bestselling Author of An Invisible Thread, An Invisible Thread Christmas Story and Angels on Earth Releasing October 25, 2016

Laura Schroff, an international and #1 New York Times bestselling author and keynote speaker, is a passionate and compelling voice on the power of small acts of kindness and mentorship. Laura has fully committed herself to advocating and inspiring others through her books, An Invisible Thread, An Invisible Thread Christmas Story and soon to be released, Angels on Earth. As a keynote speaker at over 150 events, Laura encourages her audience to look for their own invisible thread connections and highlights the importance of opening up their eyes and hearts to the opportunities where they can make a difference in the lives of others.

Laura's international and #1 New York Times Bestseller, An Invisible Thread, brings to life the inspiring true story of an 11-year-old panhandler, a busy sales executive, and their unlikely meeting with destiny in 1986. When Laura first met Maurice on a New York City street corner, she had no idea that she was standing on the brink of an incredible and unlikely friendship that would inevitably change both their lives forever. Sprinkled throughout the book is also Laura’s own story of her turbulent childhood. Every now and then, something about Maurice's struggles reminded her of her past, and how her father’s alcohol-induced rages shaped the person she became and, in a way, helped form an unbreakable bond with Maurice. Laura has shared this heartwarming story of a friendship, which is based on trust and a bond that continues to grow over a quarter of a century.

Angles on Earth is the highly anticipated follow-up book and will be released on October 25, 2016. Angels on Earth is an inspiring book which explores the turning-point moments in all of our lives – the times when a simple gesture or act of kindness can change everything, and ripple outward into the world creating more goodness and hope. This heartwarming book introduces a series of remarkable people who have changed the lives of others and sheds light on how each of us can live happier, more purposeful lives through sharing acts of kindness. It also draws out principles that will inspire every reader to search for ways to have a powerful, positive impact on those around them.

Since the launch in November 2011, An Invisible Thread has been on the New York Times Best Sellers list for a total of 39 weeks and is the recipient of many prestigious awards, including a Christopher Award, a DreamCatcher Award, a Local Hometown Hero Award presented by New York Congressman Steve Israel and a finalist for Books for a Better Life. In 2014, Laura spoke at Leadercast alongside Archbishop Desmond Tutu, former First Lady Laura Bush, and bestselling author Malcolm Gladwell and OddLot Entertainment has purchased An Invisible Thread film rights. Schools continue to adopt An Invisible Thread as a required read and Simon & Schuster Education Team has developed An Invisible Thread ELA Common Core Standards Curriculum Guide.

Laura's children’s book, An Invisible Thread Christmas Story, was released in September 2015 and targets children ages 4 - 8. The sweet picture book retells the story of the first Christmas Laura and Maurice spent together. She shares how Maurice gave her a stuffed white teddy bear with a red heart, the only thing he had that he could truly call his own—to show her how grateful he was for their friendship. An Invisible Thread Christmas Story received a 2016 Christopher Award.

Over Laura’s thirty-year career in advertising sales, she has worked with several major media companies, including Time Inc. and Conde Nast. Born and raised on Long Island in New York, Laura was part of the advertising team that helped launch and make USA Today a successful national newspaper. Before helping
launch three of the most successful start-ups in Time Inc. history—InStyle, Teen PEOPLE, and PEOPLE StyleWatch —she was also the New York Division Manager at PEOPLE magazine. Laura has also been the New York Ad Manager at Ms. Magazine and Associate Publisher at Brides. For more information visit

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