News & Appearances

Saint Anything Tour Dates!

Hi Everyone!

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 DIEGO, CA
San Diego Public Library
330 Park Boulevard
San Diego, CA 92101

THURSDAY, MAY 7TH AT 7PM – DALLAS, TX
Half Price Books
5803 East Northwest Highway
Dallas, TX 75231

FRIDAY, MAY 8TH AT 7PM – ST. LOUIS, MO
Main Street Books
Spencer Road Library Commons
427 Spencer Road
St. Peters, MO 63376

SATURDAY, MAY 9TH AT 2:30 PM – INDIANAPOLIS, IN
Kids Ink, Glendale Branch Library
Glendale Town Center
6101 North Keystone Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46220

MONDAY, MAY 11TH AT 7PM – CHAPEL HILL, NC
Flyleaf Books
752 Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard
Chapel Hill, NC 27514

TUESDAY, MAY 12TH AT 7PM – HAVERFORD, PA
Children’s Book World
17 Haverford Station Road
Haverford, PA 19041-1506

WEDNESDAY, MAY 13TH AT 7PM – GRAND RAPIDS, MA
Schuler Books & Music
1982 East Grand River Avenue
Okemos, MI 48864

THURSDAY, MAY 14TH AT 2:30PM – CHICAGO, IL
Baker & Taylor CATS Title Talks at
Naperville Public Library – 95th Street Branch
3015 Cedar Glade Drive
Naperville, IL 60564

THURSDAY, MAY 14TH AT 7PM – CHICAGO, IL
Anderson’s Bookshop
123 West Jefferson Avenue
Naperville, IL 60540-5310

FRIDAY MAY 15TH AT 4PM – BOSTON, MA
Wellesley Books
82 Central Street
Wellesley, MA 02482

SATURDAY MAY 16TH AT 11AM – ROCHESTER, NY
Rochester Teen Book Festival
Nazareth College
4245 East Avenue, Rochester NY 14618

SUNDAY MAY 17TH AT 12:30 PM – RHINEBECK, NY
Oblong Books & Music
6420 Montgomery Street
Rhinebeck, NY 12572-1356

Coming in 2015….

…my newest novel, SAINT ANYTHING! Here’s what I can share so far, from PW:

Dessen’s Latest to Viking Children’s
Bestselling YA author Sarah Dessen sold her 12th novel to Ken Wright, v-p and publisher of Viking Children’s Books. Wright took world rights to the book from Writers House agent Leigh Feldman, and Viking editor-at-large Regina Hayes will edit. Saint Anything, set for 2015, is about a girl named Sydney who finds solace in a new love interest while dealing with her older brother’s incarceration. Dessen said the novel touches on some of her favorite themes, including the “joy and complications of family, first love, and how one friend can sometimes change everything.” Dessen’s novels have been translated into more than 25 languages; her books That Summer and Someone Like You served as the basis of the film How to Deal, starring Mandy Moore; and Viking said there are currently nine million copies of Dessen’s books in print.

Stay tuned for more details. I can’t wait for you guys to read this!

The Moon and More Tour Dates! (updated list!)

Tour for THE MOON AND MORE is currently in progress, and it’s been GREAT. Thanks to all who came out. Here are the dates we still have ahead. If I’m in your neighborhood. come say hello! Please click on the links for info for more details, as some events may be ticketed. Here we go:

Saturday, September 28th: Austin Teen Book Festival, Austin, TX  Info: here.

October 11-13: Southern Festival of Books, Nashville, TN. Info is here.

 

 

 

LA TImes Book Festival Schedule!

I’ll be at the LA Times Book Festival this weekend, on Sunday, April 21st (so excited!). Here’s my schedule:

12pm: “Call Me Maybe” panel with Gayle Forman, Robin Benway and Morgan Matson, moderated by Holly Goldberg Sloan

1pm: post-panel signing

3pm: Mrs. Nelson’s Booth signing

Come say hello if you can!

 

June tour dates!

So I’ve gotten the go ahead to post the dates that are OFFICIALLY confirmed for the June tour for my new book, THE MOON AND MORE. This is not all of the places I’ll be, just the ones that are all set up. (Remember, I’m also on tour for the paperback of WHAT HAPPENED TO GOODBYE in a couple of weeks. Those dates are here.)  So for now, as far as June goes, here’s what we have:

Monday, June 3, 7pm

The Regulator

720 Ninth St

Durham, NC 27705

 

Tuesday, June 4, 7 pm

Martin Luther King Jr. Public Library with Politics and Prose Bookstore

Great Hall

901 G St., NW

Washington DC 20001

 

Thursday, June 6, 7 pm

Off-site event with Blue Willow Bookshop

West Houston Community Center

725 Bateswood

Houston, TX  77079

 

Friday, June 7, 7 pm

On-site event with Joseph-Beth Booksellers

2692 Madison Rd 

Cincinnati, OH 45208

 

Monday, June 10, 7pm

On-site Not Your Mother’s Book Club event with Books Inc.

Opera Plaza

601 Van Ness

San Francisco, CA 94102

 

Wednesday, June 26, 7 pm

On-site event with Quail Ridge Books & Music

3522 Wade Ave
Raleigh NC 27607

 

More dates as I get them. Hope to see you on the road!

 

 

April Tour Dates!

I’m so excited to announce the dates for my tour for the paperback of WHAT HAPPENED TO GOODBYE in April. There may be a few changes, but I’m told these are pretty set:

April 16th: Flyleaf Books, Chapel Hill NC 7pm

April 17th: Books and Books, Miami FL 7pm

April 18th: The Booksellers at Laurelwood, Memphis TN 6pm

April 19th: Anderson’s Bookshop, Naperville IL 7pm

April 20th: Barnes and Noble, Huntington Beach CA 2pm

April 21st: LA Times Book Festival, Los Angeles CA Panel at 12pm, signing at 1pm and 3pm

April 22nd: Third Place Books, Lake Forest Park WA 7pm

April 23rd: Book People, Austin TX 7pm

If I’m not coming near you, never fear: I’ll be touring again in June for THE MOON AND MORE and hitting a bunch of other cities. Stay tuned!

Pittsburgh, January 18th 2013!

I know, it’s been FOREVER since I’ve done any real appearances. What can I say, I was writing a book. And raising a kid. And watching Bravo. But now it is 2013 and I will be once again Getting Back Out there. First up: an event at the Carnegie Library in Pittsburgh, PA. It’s Friday, January 18th at 7pm and you can get tickets and info here. Hope to see you!

Big news!

Okay, so I am SO excited to finally be able to share a link to the cover from my new book, THE MOON AND MORE, plus an excerpt from the first chapter. It’s so thrilling and sort of terrifying to put something out there that I’ve been working on for two-plus years. So without further ado (although I do like the ado): HERE IT IS.

I would like to savor this more but my kid needs to look at pictures of fairies on the internet. Back to reality!

Have a great day, everyone!

 

Upcoming appearances…

I just realized that the appearance dates I have up here on my website are over a year old. Whoops! Truth is, after the last tour ended last December, I was SO exhausted I haven’t done much of anything. Other than, um, write another book. Which will be out June 4, 2013. It’s called THE MOON AND MORE. Plus, the paperback of WHAT HAPPENED TO GOODBYE will be released in April 2013. What this means is I WILL have appearances to post, lots of them, probably in the new year. So stay tuned!

Miami Bookfair/NCTE-ALAN conference

This weekend commences the LAST official trip of this Book Tour That Never Ends:

 

First off, I’ll be at the Miami Bookfair, doing this panel:

Teen Dreams: Sarah Dessen on What Happened to Goodbye?, Colleen Houck onTiger’s Voyage, Nancy Holder and Debbie Viguie on Damned

Saturday, Nov. 19, 12:30 p.m., Room 1164 (Building 1, 1st Floor)

 

Then it is off to Chicago for the ALAN conference, where I’ll be speaking on Monday. Then, home. Whew!