Praise for Saralee Rosenberg

Author and Keynote Speaker

Libraries, Schools, Organizations and Charity Events


“Saralee Rosenberg is the Erma Bombeck of the 21st Century — she finds the laughter and humor in our daily trials and reminds us of the joy that exists within us.”  Belle Baxter, Director, Elwood Public Library


“We were so excited to have you as our featured speaker for this year’s Literary Luncheon and we have had such positive feedback! You are such an entertaining and inspirational speaker whose message truly hit the mark. Thank you for your book, for your presentation and for being you. ” Terry Sajewski, ColdSpring Harbor High School Literary Luncheon, Co-chair


“I recently attended Saralee Rosenberg’s Intuition workshop at Hofstra’s Super Goal Sunday, and it was one of the most enlightening, engaging and inspirational programs I’ve ever attended. Saralee was hilarious, but also very informative and grounded about a topic that transcends our usual boundaries. She taught me how to open myself to accepting the things I already sense, and that was incredibly eye-opening. I want everyone I know to take this workshop!” Ellen Mogavero


Saralee Rosenberg missed her calling as a stand-up comic.  Every time she speaks to a crowd, she’s got them in stitches.  But laughter isn’t her only gift:  Saralee is engaging, entertaining, and wise.  Any group would be lucky to get to hear her speak.  She makes herself available to the audience both before a program and after, and is always willing to take the extra time to make a presentation the best it can be.” —Brenda Janowitz, Author of Scot on the Rocks and Jack With a Twist


“Thanks again for speaking at our annual author luncheon. It was a pleasure working with you; prepared, on time, and ready to go!  I enjoyed your speech, peppered with a lot of humor. Many people would like to write and I know they enjoyed hearing about your process. It was very inspiring.” – Nadine Connors, Hewlett-Woodmere Public Library


“Saralee Rosenberg is a truly gifted speaker who immediately grabs an audience’s attention with humor and keeps them laughing and inspired throughout. I have worked with her on several events, and in every instance, her remarks are intelligent, thought provoking and entertaining. People always comment afterwards that they thoroughly enjoyed listening to her. On a personal note, I have known Saralee for many years as an author and novel writing instructor at Hofstra University and can attest to her work ethic and commitment to whatever she takes on. If you are looking for a speaker for an upcoming event, Saralee Rosenberg will make your planning easy. She is a consummate professional and a delight.” Debbi Honorof, Senior Director of Marketing and Communications, Hofstra University, Continuing Education


“Thank you for your wonderful speech at the recent Nassau Library Legislative Breakfast.  I couldn’t believe how knowledgeable you were about libraries – you wound all of the issues into a funny but perfectly on-target message.  Your speech allowed people to laugh even as they contemplated some serious truths. Thanks again!” Elizabeth Olesh, Manager of Outreach Services, Nassau Library System


“Saralee Rosenberg’s presentation was both informative and entertaining and struck just the right note for a diverse audience. Her personal anecdotes were relatable and it was evident that she spent considerable time and effort to create a program specific to our needs. Her efforts were well received and greatly appreciated. We look forward to working with her again.” -Lisa A. Murphy, Deputy Commissioner, County of Nassau, Dept. of Senior Citizen Affairs.


 “I have had the privilege of attending four programs that Saralee Rosenberg gave. Each one was in a different situation and with a different type of audience. She not only engaged everyone, but kept it up throughout the entire program and left them wanting even more…as time flew by much too quickly. A modern day Erma Bombeck she can always find humor in the most trying circumstances.”  -Stephanie Cohen, Friend of the N. Bellmore Public Library


“Saralee Rosenberg is a dynamic author who brings her clever sense of humor and her gift for connecting to the audience.  She is entertaining and engaging. I would highly recommend her as a speaker.” –  Linda Epstein, Barnes and Noble, East Northport, NY


 “Saralee Rosenberg was a featured speaker at our Sisterhood book club. Her warm,witty and engaging style was thoroughly enjoyed by everyone.We enjoyed her so much that we invited her back again.”  —Ellen Wolfson, Past President, North Shore Synagogue Sisterhood


“Saralee is a dynamic speaker.  She is able to combine her knowledge of the craft of writing with her down to earth stories to which everyone can relate.  She always makes her audiences laugh while inspiring them to grow.”  –Rabbi Susie Heneson Moskowitz, Temple Beth Torah, Melville, Long Island, NY.


Saralee Rosenberg is not just an excellent writer, she is a dynamic and lovable speaker.  Her books are funny and serious, hilarious and poignant – that is, they perfectly articulate what must be her world view: Life is essentially full of surprises, some good, some not so good; but the best way to deal with all of it is to find the humor…  Saralee connects so beautifully with her audience – I felt like I’d known her for years!” Etta D. Gold  MLS, RJE, Library Director, Temple Beth Am, Pinecrest, FL


Our patrons had a fantastic time listening to Ms. Rosenberg discuss, “The Story Behind the Book.”  It was a fun evening filled with laughter. We received many positive comments following the presentation and Ms. Rosenberg was kind enough to sign copies of her book DEAR NEIGHBOR, DROP DEAD.  Jackie Ranaldo,  Syosset Public Library


“Saralee Rosenberg is an engaging speaker whose great sense of humor is complemented by her talent and intellect.”   — Cynthia Polansky, author of Far Above Rubies.


“Saralee Rosenberg is glib and witty. She speaks just as she writes, bringing joy and laughter to “everyday” events and human foibles. Saralee is a modern-day Erma Bombeck and how lucky are we to hear her voice!”   –Donna Diamond, Book Discussion Group Facilitator Barnes & Noble (Huntington),Harborfields Library (Greenlawn), Member: Long Island Reads Committee


“Saralee Rosenberg was an amusing speaker and well prepared with witty readings. She writes and speaks from the heart and was great at fielding questions from the audience. With regard to any travel arrangements, Saralee was always accessible. We welcomed her twice into our community and she was a huge success!” -Laurie Roshfeld, Temple Beth Am, Rockville, MD


“Saralee Rosenberg accepted the challenge to be the Keynoter at our recent Staff Day. She developed a perfect program for us:  funny, thought provoking, inter- active and inspirational. Everyone who attended received a full measure of warmth and encouragement from her, to carry forward with them. We all just loved her.”     Nina Karl, LMSW   Director, Information and Assistance , Department of Senior Citizen Affairs


Saralee Rosenberg gave a great presentation to my Creative Writing class in which she discussed her background as a novelist and offered useful writing tip. She also created an interesting writing exercise involving a TV script for a popular show. The students loved it. Ms. April E. Henry, English Department, Cold Spring Harbor Jr./Sr. High School


“Saralee Rosenberg was one of our best presenters at our High School Summer Writer’s Program. She immediately engaged and inspired the students. She made them laugh, think and ask great questions. Some raised their hands for the first time. I highly recommend bringing her in to talk with young people about creative writing and exploring careers in publishing. They won’t forget her wit or her wisdom.”  Debbi Honorof, Hofstra University, Continuing Education


“I had the pleasure of working with Saralee Rosenberg on a panel addressing the topic
of “Women as Characters: Exploring Women Who Count” for the BooksNJ 2009 event. The venue was outdoors, informal and minus a sound system.  Saralee’s presentation rose to the occasion.  People could hear her — important.  She was funny, smart and she established a quick rapport with the audience.  Her responses to their questions were by turns humorous and thoughtful. Undoubtedly some were questions she had heard before but she treated them with care and respect. I recommend SaraleeRosenberg highly.  She projects a special warmth and enthusiasm that make it easy for her to connect with her audience.” – Mary Riskind, M.L.S., Director, Begenfield Public Library, Bergenfield, NJ


“We hired Saralee Rosenberg to speak to a wide range of audiences at our annual Chai-Tea fund-raiser for Hillel. We found her a wonderful presenter who was very funny and real, and engaged our group in thoughtful discussion. We sold almost 100 of her books, which she graciously signed and everyone wanted to know when she was coming back!” Hilary Most, Houston Hillel


Saralee Rosenberg spoke last fall at a career program in the Hamptons we organized for people in the arts. After taking the time to learn about our program and who would be attending and why, she developed a unique presentation that helped aspiring writers, painters, and other creative people better understand how to use digital media to market themselves and their work. The audience leaned forward attentively every moment she was at the podium, and several told me afterwards she had inspired them to invest time in their own marketing efforts online and off. I would work with Saralee again in a heartbeat, and hope to have the opportunity to do so.–Warren Strugatch, ImageQuest Communications,Stony Brook, NY


Saralee Rosenberg was guest speaker at my ongoing creative writing workshop at Oceanside Library, Oceanside, NY. Her presentation was wonderful, full of useful information on writing and the publishing world. With an approach that was warm and witty, she readily engaged the workshop participants. I would heartily recommend her as a speaker.

                               –Barbara Novack, Writer-in-Residence, Molloy College, Rockville Centre, NY


 “We found Saralee Rosenberg delightful, refreshing, and outgoing. She relates to the ups and downs of the human experience and invites her audience in on her writing process. Our residents were engaged and found her to be charming and humorous. We heard nothing but great feedback.”  Stefanie Osborne, Marketing Coordinator, The Bristal at East Northport

If you would like to contact Saralee Rosenberg about an upcoming event, please email her

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