Jill Brooke

Author, "The Need to Say No: How to be Bullish and Not Bullied"

Jill Brooke is the author of "The Need to Say No: How to be Bullish and Not Bullied" and a columnist for Westchester Magazine. She is also a stepfamily coach, the playwright of "What's Eating You?" and a writer for, a site that helps women contemplating, navigating or moving on from divorce heal through self-love, smarts and humor. She has been a contributor to CBS" The Early Show and a former on-air CNN correspondent. Her work has appeared in the New York Times, Forbes FYI, Chicago Tribune, Harper's Bazaar and New York magazine. She has also been the editor in chief of Avenue and Travel Savvy magazines and written columns for AdWeek, Metropolitan Home as well as such rivals as the New York Post and The New York Daily News while miraculously keeping on good terms with both papers. Her skill in diplomacy is why she is an expert on divorce, as well as living with her son and two stepdaughters in a loving stepfamily for over a decade. Her website is