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Sarah Pekkanen

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"Fans of Jennifer Weiner and Emily Giffin will strongly appreciate this rising star in women's fiction." - Library Journal.
Internationally bestselling author Sarah Pekkanen's newest book is THE PERFECT NEIGHBORS. She is also the author of THINGS YOU WON'T SAY, CATCHING AIR, THE BEST OF US, THE OPPOSITE OF ME, SKIPPING A BEAT, and THESE GIRLS. Sarah's linked free short estories, published by Simon&Schuster exclusively for ereaders, are titled "All is Bright," and "Love, Accidentally."

Sarah is the mother of three young boys, which explains why she writes part of her novels at Chuck E. Cheese. Sarah penned her first book, Miscellaneous Tales and Poems, at the age of 10. When publishers failed to jump upon this literary masterpiece (hey, a
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Sarah Pekkanen I don't believe in writer's block! I've learned that if I feel stuck, it means there's something in my manuscript that isn't working and I need to go…moreI don't believe in writer's block! I've learned that if I feel stuck, it means there's something in my manuscript that isn't working and I need to go back and fix it. My subconscious is holding me back.

Of course, inspiration doesn't strike every day. To coax it to emerge, I go for long daily walks with my rescue lab, Bella, Something about physical activity helps jump-start the mental process. And I always remind myself that it's my job to write, and that I'm incredibly lucky to have this job. So there isn't any room for the luxury of writer's block! (less)
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Skipping a Beat (an Oprah magazine pick) is on sale for Kindle and Nook for just $1.99 today! Hope you get a chance to pick it up before the price rises - and I'm always happy to autograph your ebook via author graph!

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"This book is "perfect!" Pekkanen's best since Skipping a Beat! Complex characters, realistic dialogue, believable situations. The Perfect Neighbors is just a good, entertaining book. Best of the summer so far."
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"This was my first book by this author and I couldn't have been more pleased. This book wasn't the usual dark and twisted book that I tend to gravitate to, which is why I liked it. Sometimes it's good to switch it up some.

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“You know the definition of a dysfunctional family, don't you? It's any family with more than one member in it.”
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“Sometimes following the path that looked the safest was what led to the most hurt...”
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“She loved the way her city always sounded like it was celebrating.”
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I'd open a pretty little shop with the things I love best so I could be around them all day (artwork, clothing, pottery, etc).
 
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Something food or drink related! I'd buy a vineyard, attend culinary school to become a chef, open a coffee shop, or begin a catering business.
 
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None of the above, I already have it.
 
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Opening an idyllic bed and breakfast in a snowy, remote area.
 
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message 18: by Eric

Eric Birk Thanks for becoming my Goodreads friend.
Eric


Savannah Sarah, thank you for the friendship.
stay naughty,
Savannah
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message 16: by Jencey/

Jencey/ Sarah I finally am going to be able to read Opposite of Me. I pick it up at the library tomorrow.


message 15: by Sarah

Sarah Pekkanen Stephanie (StephTheBookworm) wrote: "Hi Sarah! Thanks for the friendship! I have The Opposite of Me sitting on my special bookshelf for my autographed books! I won the contest for signed books from Allison Winn Scotch this summer and ..."

Yay! So nice to "meet" you and hope you enjoy Opposite! Allison is wonderful. Love her books! xo


Stephanie Hi Sarah! Thanks for the friendship! I have The Opposite of Me sitting on my special bookshelf for my autographed books! I won the contest for signed books from Allison Winn Scotch this summer and I am so excited to read your book this year. :D


message 13: by Sarah

Sarah Pekkanen Jency - I'd love to! I've never done this before - do I just go to that link to respond to comments? Feel free to email me at sarah@sarahpekkanen.com to let me know what is best. I'd love to chat with you all and hear your thoughts.
xoxo
S


message 12: by Jencey/

Jencey/ Sarah a bookclub that I am a member of is reading your book in January. We would love to have you visit. The club meets on goodreads.com here is the link: http://www.goodreads.com/group/show/1...

I hope you have time to visit. Good luck on your next book. :)


message 11: by Sarah

Sarah Pekkanen Jencey wrote: "I entered the goodreads giveaway for your book. Wish me luck. :)

Jencey"
Good luck!


message 10: by Jencey/

Jencey/ I entered the goodreads giveaway for your book. Wish me luck. :)

Jencey


message 9: by Sarah

Sarah Pekkanen Colleen wrote: "Hi there! I just received confirmation from Amazon that your book is on its way to me...I can't wait! Any plans to bring your book tour to Florida? I didn't see any dates anywhere near me. Just..."

Colleen - so sorry this message somehow slipped through! No plans to go to Florida but I really hope to someday... would love to meet you then!


Colleen Turner Hi there! I just received confirmation from Amazon that your book is on its way to me...I can't wait! Any plans to bring your book tour to Florida? I didn't see any dates anywhere near me. Just curious as I would love to meet you and have you sign my book!


message 7: by Sarah

Sarah Pekkanen LINCOLN wrote: "Hi! Congrats on your new book -- I hope it becomes a bestseller!"

Thank you! I really appreciate the good wishes.


message 6: by Sarah

Sarah Pekkanen Kristen wrote: "Thank you for the add! :) Your book looks like it's going to be a definite favorite.. I am a HUGE fan of Jennifer Weiner and Emily Giffin. I can't wait for it to be released!"

Thanks so much for the kind words, and really nice to meet you!
Sarah



Kristen Thank you for the add! :) Your book looks like it's going to be a definite favorite.. I am a HUGE fan of Jennifer Weiner and Emily Giffin. I can't wait for it to be released!


message 4: by Sarah

Sarah Pekkanen Thanks, Amy - and right back at you!


message 3: by Amy

Amy Hatvany Love the bio, my friend! I'm so excited to read your book...seriously can't wait. You're going to be a hit, I can just FEEL it!


message 2: by Sarah

Sarah Pekkanen Thanks so much! I really appreciate it



LiNCOLN Hi! Congrats on your new book -- I hope it becomes a bestseller!


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