Before becoming a writer, Susan Cain practiced corporate law for seven years, representing clients like JP Morgan and General Electric, and then worked as a negotiations consultant, training all kinds of people, from hedge fund managers to TV producers to college students negotiating their first salaries. Her clients have included Merrill Lynch, Shearman & Sterling, One Hundred Women in Hedge Funds, and many more. She went to Princeton University and Harvard Law School.
From all this you might guess that she's a hardcore, wonderfully self-confident, pound-the-table kind of person, when in fact, in her words, "I'm just the opposite. I prefer listening to talking, reading to socializing, and cozy chats to group settings. I like to think before I speak (softly). And somehow I know that everything I’ve ever accomplished, in love and in work, I owe to these traits, annoying though they may sometimes be." This paradox was what she explored in her first book "QUIET".
Susan lives on the banks of the Hudson River in an 1822 captain’s cottage with her husband, sons, and magnolia trees. Her favourite activities are reading, writing, lounging around cafés, and doing the mambo with her family.
Author bio adapted from her official website