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Susan Breslow Sardone
Bernard A. Tolbert

Susan Breslow Sardone
Of Love and the Web

Honeymoon expert and E-mail bride Susan Breslow Sardone, B.A. '72, has successfully married her professional writing career with a love of romance – and the Web.

Breslow Sardone currently serves as honeymoons guide for the Mining Company http://honeymoons.miningco.com/; she's one of 600 guides for the search engine http://www.miningco.com/ that precisely locates information through the work of experts on various subjects. Breslow Sardone surfs the Net daily for high-quality information about domestic and exotic destinations, resorts and adventures. She also maintains her own freelance firm, Writing That Sells, http://www. writingthatsells.com/, serving a variety of publishing and consumer-products clients.

Breslow Sardone and friend in photo taken for her children's book, I Really Want a Dog.

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Breslow Sardone's own story of Web romance nicely complements the honeymoon motif of her professional life. In 1992, making use of free access to a live-chat bulletin board, she made contact with Vince Sardone, who volunteered his phone number after a few felicitous exchanges. "Uncharacteristically, I picked up the phone and called him. He had a beautiful, "FM-radio" kind of voice; we spoke for a long while, and he asked for a date.

"At the time we met," says Breslow Sardone, "Vince was working as the service director for Rolls-Royce in Manhattan, so I certainly would have never met him in person. The Web connected us, and I can honestly say I was an E-mail bride!" The couple married in Las Vegas in 1996.

Breslow Sardone, who transferred to UB in 1970 after two years at Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill., liked "the spirit of intellectual freedom and challenge I found in Buffalo. Now that I teach writing myself [at Manhattan's Baruch College], I'm more convinced than ever that school alone can't make a good writer. But it can provide context and the time and freedom to experiment with different styles as one finds one's voice."

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