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Sarah J. Carlson writes contemporary YA that delves into complex, real world problems. Professionally, she is a school psychologist who works primarily with a diverse, mostly low income population. Her professional focus is around supporting the success of children with behavioral and mental health needs and helping to promote resilience in children who have been exposed to trauma or toxic stress. Sarah lives outside Madison, Wisconsin with her husband, two young children, and two energetic terriers.

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All the Walls of Belfast

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After dreaming pretty much my whole life, querying for years, then writing and rewriting All the Walls of Belfast for about five years, I finally get to hold my debut Advanced Reader Copy in my hands ❤.
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"I really loved this book, the relationship between Danny and Fiona was so well done, with everything they had to overcome. The climax was so tense, with new information being revealed to keep me on my toes while reading. Highly recommend this one!..."
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I had the special opportunity to read an Advanced Reader Copy of Roam. I enjoyed it thoroughly. It was well-written, and I felt like I was truly WITH the MC and the MC felt like a real person, which I don't always feel in first person YA novels. I am ...more
All the Walls of Belfast by Sarah  Carlson
"Fiona and Danny’s story is a heart-wrenching take on star-crossed lovers. I fell in love with the broken but relatable characters almost immediately. The narration moves smoothly back and forth between the two main characters, and it was easy to u..." Read more of this review »
All the Walls of Belfast by Sarah  Carlson
"Official blurb: ALL THE WALLS OF BELFAST is a powerful story about how the stones our parents throw in the past make ripples in our futures. Fiona and Danny's distinct voices weave a colorful tapestry of modern-day Belfast that will stick with rea..." Read more of this review »
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