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Sarah Ockler is the bestselling author of novels for teens, including The Book of Broken Hearts, Bittersweet, Fixing Delilah, and the critically acclaimed Twenty Boy Summer, a YALSA Teens' Top Ten nominee and IndieNext List pick. Her latest, #scandal, hits the shelves in June 2014.

Sarah is a champion cupcake eater, coffee drinker, night person, and bookworm. When she's not writing or reading at home in Colorado, she enjoys taking pictures, hugging trees, and road-tripping through the country with her husband, Alex.

Visit her website at sarahockler.com or find her on Twitter, Tumblr, or Facebook.


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Good morning, my loyal readers and long lost friends! I know, I know. It’s not you, it’s totally me. I’ve been hiding out in the writing cave forever. But all that hard work is paying off, because guess what happens today? My latest YA release, #scandal, hits the shelves!


#scandal by Sarah Ockler



This book is a bit different from my previous novels, which is one reason I had so much fun hiding out and writing it—I lov...

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“Weeping is not the same thing as crying. It takes your whole body to weep, and when it's over, you feel like you don't have any bones left to hold you up.”
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message 33: by Erin

Erin I am so looking forward to this retelling of The Little Mermaid. Can it be summer 2015 already?


message 32: by Sarah

Sarah Hi Erin,

Your comment means a lot to me. Thank YOU for reading, and for letting me know. <3


message 31: by Erin

Erin Sarah, I finished The Book of Broken Hearts last night. I was amazed at how well you represented what Alzheimer's can do to a family. My grandma suffered from dementia, so I really related to Jude on that level. It was wonderful. Thank you for such a great book.


message 30: by Edresa

Edresa Thank you :) x


message 29: by Sarah

Sarah Aww, thank you! I hope you love Jude & Emilio. :-)


message 28: by Erin

Erin Sarah wrote: "Erin wrote: "Is there a reason why The Book of Broken Hearts isn't available in Barnes and Noble stores? I went there, and asked where to find it, and they said it's not going to be in stores."

Hi..."


It took me a year to get it, but I've got it! :)


message 27: by Erin

Erin I just started reading The Book of Broken Hearts, and I am loving it! The little pieces of Spanish really make it interesting. I can't wait to see how the book ends!

Also, I just saw you have a new book coming out. I can't wait to get my hands on it. If you need reviewers, let me know. :)


message 26: by Sarah

Sarah Miranda wrote: "Thank you so much for accepting my friend request! I'm so excited to read #scandal :)"

You're so welcome, Miranda! I hope you love #scandal! Thanks for giving it a try. Happy reading! :-)

-Sarah


message 25: by Miranda

Miranda Thank you so much for accepting my friend request! I'm so excited to read #scandal :)


message 24: by Sarah

Sarah Genie wrote: "Dear Sarah,

Thank you so much for accepting my friend request :)
Looking forward to reading and discovering more of your work.

Best wishes for more books in the future,
Genie"


You're so welcome! Thanks for finding me here, and for checking out my work. :-)

Sincerely,
Sarah


Eugenia (Genie In A Book) Dear Sarah,

Thank you so much for accepting my friend request :)
Looking forward to reading and discovering more of your work.

Best wishes for more books in the future,
Genie


message 22: by Sarah

Sarah Erin wrote: "Is there a reason why The Book of Broken Hearts isn't available in Barnes and Noble stores? I went there, and asked where to find it, and they said it's not going to be in stores."

Hi Erin! I'm so sorry you weren't able to find the book at B&N. Thanks for letting me know about this. I've just written a blog post about the situation here: http://sarahockler.com/2013/05/29/the...

I hope you're able to find a copy! The whole situation is super frustrating. :-(

Sincerely,
Sarah


message 21: by Erin

Erin Is there a reason why The Book of Broken Hearts isn't available in Barnes and Noble stores? I went there, and asked where to find it, and they said it's not going to be in stores.


message 20: by Sarah

Sarah Brandy wrote: "thank you for accepting my request. you are an amazing writer and your stories are an inspiration"

You're so welcome, Brandy! So glad you enjoy the stories, and so glad you found me here. :-) I hope you're having a great weekend!


message 19: by Brandy

Brandy thank you for accepting my request. you are an amazing writer and your stories are an inspiration


message 18: by Sarah

Sarah Tara wrote: "Thank you so much for accepting my friend request:)


I loved your books, Bittersweet, Twenty Boy Summer, and Fixing Delilah! Twenty Boy Summer... I cried a lot through out it. It just felt so rea..."


Aww, thanks Tara! You read them twice? You're a superfan. :-) xoxo


message 17: by Sarah

Sarah Natalie wrote: "Just wanted to say thanks for accepting my friend request! I really love your writing, and I love how much you interact with your readers. Keep up the good work."

Hi Natalie! Thanks so much for your note and your kind words about my writing. :-) Nice to meet you here!


message 16: by Natalie

Natalie Just wanted to say thanks for accepting my friend request! I really love your writing, and I love how much you interact with your readers. Keep up the good work.


message 15: by Tara (last edited Oct 04, 2012 04:34PM)

Tara Thank you so much for accepting my friend request:)


I loved your books, Bittersweet, Twenty Boy Summer, and Fixing Delilah! Twenty Boy Summer... I cried a lot through out it. It just felt so real! That's the Only book I've cried while reading! And Fixing Delilah? It was great! I loved how the whole time you wanted to keep reading the book to find out why they left in the beginning ! Then Bittersweet, was a fun book to read. I liked how the story had and ex-best friend, I loved the reason why she gave up on skating, I loved how she got back into it, and how she started helping the hockey team... I thought it was cool how in the beginning the guys didn't want her there, but in the end they ended up all being friends. And most of all I loved Who she ended up with in the end:)


All these books, I read twice because they were so AMAZING:)


Michelle Hi Sarah,

I just wanted to say I LOVED Bittersweet. It was so so insightful. It's so rare that I give out 5 stars, but Bittersweet earned it from me :).

Two months ago, I joined the track team because my PE teacher said that I had a lot of potential, so I got really excited. I didn't really like where I was at at the time, because the people I hung out with were not really close to me. I thought that I could make fresh new friends in track and my new English class. Once I joined, I felt terribly homesick and I knew that it wasn't for me, so I returned back to my old schedule. Although my situation isn't as severe as Hudson's, I still feel closely connected to her, and I understand why she did what she did. Thanks for writing such a wonderful book. I will check out your other books soon :). I would love it if you could read my review of Bittersweet:

http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/...

Thank you for being uber inspiring. :)
Michelle


Mahsaa Thanks for the add


message 12: by Sarah

Sarah Emmah wrote: "Thanks for accepting my friend request (: I read your book Fixing Delilah a week or so ago. And I just got done reading Twenty Boy Summer today. I absolutely love your books. I think it's cool that..."

Aww, thanks Emmah! I'm so glad you loved Fixing Delilah and Twenty Boy Summer! I hope you enjoy Bittersweet just as much. :-) I hope you're having a great weekend!

Sincerely,
-Sarah


message 11: by Emmah (last edited Jan 25, 2012 12:52PM)

Emmah Thanks for accepting my friend request (: I read your book Fixing Delilah a week or so ago. And I just got done reading Twenty Boy Summer today. I absolutely love your books. I think it's cool that you write things in New England too. I live in Maine (born and raised). I can't wait to read Bittersweet once I get the money to order it :D

I'm definitely going to recommend the books to my friends!


message 10: by Sarah

Sarah Jasprit wrote: "Hey Sarah thanks for accepting. I finished Bittersweet the other day and absolutely adored it. Can't wait to read more of your books! :)"

Thank you so much, Jasprit! So glad you loved Bittersweet! :-)


Jasprit Hey Sarah thanks for accepting. I finished Bittersweet the other day and absolutely adored it. Can't wait to read more of your books! :)


message 8: by Paige

Paige Hi Sarah! Thanks so much for accepting my request. I'm a huge fan of yours, I loved both of your books! :D


Angelica Thank you for accepting my friend request! I'm a big fan (I made all my friends read your books so that I'd have someone to talk about them to :P)

Angelica :)


Cheryl Landmark Thanks for accepting my friendship, Sarah.


William O'Brien Hi Sarah - Thank you for your friendship!
Please visit my website http://www.peteradarkenedfairytale.co.uk
to view a sample page and many other snippets about the book.
Expected release date Feb/Mar.
Best wishes, William


Shadonna Thanks for the add. Have a great week!


message 2: by Sarah

Sarah Hi Sarah! Now I can see what you're reading without having to bug you via facebook status updates! :-)

Hope you're feeling great and see you online (the night shift of course!).

- Sarah :-)

Sarah wrote: "Hey Sarah! Thanks for the add. =D"




message 1: by Sarah

Sarah Hey Sarah! Thanks for the add. =D


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