Sarah Dessen's Blog
May 7, 2015
…but were afraid to ask. Or not. Anyway, some articles that have popped up recently:
Want to hear about how it might be my last book for awhile (but I really hope not!):I tell EW all about it.
Or about what changes I’ve seen in the almost 20 (!) years since my first YA book was published?Answer: a lot.
OR the not so surprising truth that I really didn’t like high school.Are you really that surprised?
OR (whew!) 7 Reasons You Should Read Saint Anything:Just pick one!
Hopefully more stuff to...
May 6, 2015
Okay, so yesterday, May 5th, was HUGE for me. SAINT ANYTHING, the book that is basically my HEART right now, was released into the world. I got up at 3:45am in NC to fly to Los Angeles, where I had a great event with so many wonderful readers to celebrate the launch. And the tour began! But something ELSE happened, too. An essay I wrote for Seventeen.com was published on the internet, and with that, one of the most personal experiences of my life was suddenly public. This was my choice. I wan...
May 5, 2015
You guys: it’s finally happening!
I am BEYOND excited to share my twelfth book with you. It’s so close to my heart (I explained why in this post ) and I cannot wait to hear what you all think! Look for it today anywhere books are sold. You can also go here to order it online in print or ebook form.
And, as of today, I am on TOUR! Come see me! All upcoming dates are right here.
(Sorry for all the exclamation points. I’m a little excited.)
As I’m traveling around the country talking about the...
April 29, 2015
Okay, so it’s less than a week until SAINT ANYTHING is in stores, and…well, I’m kind of freaking out. Don’t get me wrong: it’s a good freakout, like when you’ve been waiting and waiting for something you’ve worked SO hard for, and then it’s finally close to enough to almost touch but that also makes it real and who knows what will happen, your wildest dream or your nightmare or (more likely) something in between?
Yeah. Freaking out.
I had a great pre-tour of school visits and bookseller dinne...
April 26, 2015
April 17, 2015
Tomorrow, Saturday April 18th, I’ll be at the LA Times Festival of Books!
11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Young Adult Fiction: Connections & Consequences Event Moderator: Amy Spalding Panelists: Meg Wolitzer, Belzhar Emery Lord, The Start of You and Me Robyn Schneider,The Beginning of Everything Sarah Dessen, Saint Anything 12pm-1pm: signing!
Hope to see you!
April 1, 2015
I’m so excited to finally be able to share where I’ll be for the tour for Saint Anything! Looks like I’m going to be getting a LOT of use out of my new suitcase:
SATURDAY, APRIL 18TH – LOS ANGELES, CA
Los Angeles Times Festival of Books
University of Southern California
Panel with Meg Wolitzer, Emery Lord, and Robyn Schneider at 11am
TUESDAY, MAY 5TH AT 7PM – LOS ANGELES, CA
Children’s Book World
10580 West Pico Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90064
WEDNESDAY, MAY 6TH AT 6PM – SAN DI...
January 21, 2015
So I’m REALLY excited to share with you all the new paperback cover for THE MOON AND MORE. I love that we stuck with the beach theme but changed it so it looks closer to SAINT ANYTHING. It will be out on the same day as the new book, May 5th!
Isn’t it just SO PRETTY? On a related note, I now wish it was summer more than ever. This is the closest I will get for another couple of months, I fear….
Have a great day, everyone!
January 4, 2015
Okay, so that exclamation point is very cheery. And it’s hard to be cheery today, on the last day of vacation, when it is January and gray outside and the bulk of winter ahead of us. But what IS making me feel good is that a year ago today, I was sitting in this same seat, looking out this same window at a gray day and wondering if I’d ever have another book to write, if an idea would EVER come to me. And eventually, one did. First it was an idea, then a process, then a project, th...
October 31, 2014
I’m SO excited to share the cover for my 12th novel, SAINT ANYTHING. Out May 5, 2015! More to come. Cannot wait to share this one with you guys….