Basketball, Fried Pickles and Deb: A Q&A With Sarah Dessen

Sarah Dessen, the author of What Happened to Goodbye and nine other young adult novels, answered some of our pressing questions about balancing writing time, fried pickles and whether or not we can expect to see more of Deb in the future. ...more

I'd love to read a novel about Deb, too! She was such a character... and one that I may have ...more

Thanks, BlogHer!

 http://sarahdessen.com/blog/ Hi Everyone! Thanks so much for reading my book and checking out my essay. I'm thrilled to be included here on BlogHer. It's especially cool that I'm the first YA title to be featured in the Book Club. I'm just back from book tour and a final conference, juggling an alternatively clingy/energetic 4 year old and trying to catch up on about a million loads of laundry. I know you know how THAT goes. But I will try to check in as much as possible! Okay, off to try and come up with something for dinner.......more
Loved your book, and thanks so much! more

What I Learned From My First Awful Novel

I wrote my first novel in college. It was terrible. No, really: it was. When you write your first book, you feel like you have to put your entire life and all you know into it, and that’s pretty much what I did. It was epic, and resembled a doorstop more than a piece of literature. I can remember when I printed it out on my dot matrix printer (these were olden times) I had to stop every forty pages or so to let it cool down, as it was literally smoking. That should have been my first sign, right there....more

I'm so glad a successful author admitted to doing what I feel like I must do every time I sit ...more

Sarah Dessen's What Happened to Goodbye is the Perfect Summer Read

There are certain authors for me that just scream summer. Sometimes it's because it's when I first read their work. Sometimes it's because their books just demand to be read while lounging in a hammock or by the pool. For me, Sarah Dessen is one of those authors and I'm thrilled that her newest novel, What Happened to Goodbye is the first book of the summer for BlogHer Book Club. ...more

You'll have to come back and let us know what you think of it. :)

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