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Sarah Beth Durst

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Sarah Beth Durst is the author of nine fantasy novels for children, teens, and adults, including Conjured, Vessel, and Ice. Her most recent YA novel, Chasing Power, came out in October 2014 from Bloomsbury, and her most recent book for adults, The Lost, came out in June 2014 from Harlequin/Mira. She was awarded the 2013 Mythopoeic Fantasy Award for Children's Literature and has been a finalist for SFWA's Andre Norton Award three times. She is a graduate of Princeton University, where she spent four years studying English, writing about dragons, and wondering what the campus gargoyles would say if they could talk. Sarah lives in Stony Brook, New York, with her husband and children. For more information, visit her at www.sarahbethdurst.com.


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Drink, Slay, Love
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I am thrilled to announce the release of my new book, CHASING POWER!!!



CHASING POWER is a fantasy novel for young adults, published by Bloomsbury. It's about Kayla, a sixteen-year-old girl who can move things with her mind, and Daniel, a boy who can teleport across continents and who lies as easily as he travels. Together, they embark on an Indiana-Jones-style adventure to find and steal an anc... Read more of this blog post »
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Christine Hatfield thanks for being my friend


message 21: by Sarah

Sarah Sam wrote: "Hi Sarah! Just wanted to say that I absolutely love your book 'Ice'. It has inspired me so much to keep working on my own novel so that one day I can publish a novel as amazing as that.

Happy writing!"


Hi Sam,

Thanks so much! I'm so happy you liked Ice!

Good luck with your novel! Keep writing!

Best,
Sarah


message 20: by Sarah

Sarah Robin wrote: "loved Drink, Slay, Love by Sarah Beth Durst to death it rocked"

Thanks so much, Robin! So happy you liked it!


Danielle Thanks for accepting my friend request. I love your books and your blog.


message 18: by Sangria

Sangria Thanks for your friendship, Sarah! :D


message 17: by Cheryl

Cheryl Landmark Thanks for accepting my friend request, Sarah. I'm really looking forward to reading some of your books.


message 16: by Sarah

Sarah Sonna **FLUTES ROCK** wrote: "Hey, Sarah--

I read Into the Wild & Out of the Wild 5 million times each. I read the first chapter of Ice online, and it sounds really good. Can't wait to get it! Anyway, I heard that you wrote a ..."


Thanks, Sonna! Hope you like Ice! My next book (Enchanted Ivy) will be out in October. I'm ridiculously excited about it. :)


s o n n a Hey, Sarah--

I read Into the Wild & Out of the Wild 5 million times each. I read the first chapter of Ice online, and it sounds really good. Can't wait to get it! Anyway, I heard that you wrote a new book called Enchanted Ivy? Is it out yet?


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Sarah Hilda wrote: "Hi Sarah,
I'm currently reading Ice! I love it, bear and everything. Can't wait to read Into the Wild, it sounds amazing. :)"


Thanks so much, Hilda! I'm so happy you're enjoying it! Hope you like Into the Wild too.


message 13: by Hilda

Hilda Hi Sarah,
I'm currently reading Ice! I love it, bear and everything. Can't wait to read Into the Wild, it sounds amazing. :)


message 12: by Sarah

Sarah Nonie wrote: "Hi Sarah, I recently read Out of the Wild and Into the Wild, and I love them! I will hopefully get to read Ice soon. :) "

That's wonderful to hear! Thanks! So happy you liked them!



message 11: by Nonie

Nonie Hi Sarah, I recently read Out of the Wild and Into the Wild, and I love them! I will hopefully get to read Ice soon. :)


message 10: by Roxanne

Roxanne It's a pleasure to meet you.


message 8: by Maya

Maya Ganesan Sarah wrote: "Maya wrote: "I'm reading it right now and I LOVE it. :)..."

Yay! So happy to hear that!"


Well, I finished it. And it was really good! I have to get my hands on Out of the Wild. :)


message 7: by Sarah

Sarah Maya wrote: "I'm reading it right now and I LOVE it. :)..."

Yay! So happy to hear that!


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Maya Ganesan Sarah wrote: "Maya wrote: "Hi Sarah!

I can't wait to read Into the Wild...it sounds AMAZING!"

Thanks so much, Maya! Hope you enjoy it!

Best wishes,
Sarah

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I'm reading it right now and I LOVE it. :)


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Sarah Maya wrote: "Hi Sarah!

I can't wait to read Into the Wild...it sounds AMAZING!"


Thanks so much, Maya! Hope you enjoy it!

Best wishes,
Sarah




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Maya Ganesan Hi Sarah!

I can't wait to read Into the Wild...it sounds AMAZING!


Jeannie Faulkner Barber Hi Sara and thanks so much for adding me. MERRY CHRISTMAS!
Blessings,
Jeannie


message 2: by Susan

Susan Sarah Beth,
Just finished your book a day or so ago - FABULOUS! I really loved it. Ordered for the library! Recommended it to friends! Totally curious - noted you went to Princeton, did you get any of your ideas at the Cotsen Library's collection? I did a study on them for a library class and they had such amazing books, especially fairy tales, so wondered.
Looking forward to reading your second book.



message 1: by Daniel (last edited Sep 11, 2007 05:33AM)

Daniel Sarah, you may end up with your books selling in the millions like J. K. Roling's books. One never can tell in this literary jungle. All the best to you in your book adventures.


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