Tuesday, March 22, 2011


WHAT HAPPENED TO GOODBYE, my tenth book, is out on May 10th. We're celebrating with a kickoff event at The Regulator Bookshop, in Durham, NC. Then I hit the road. Will I be coming to a store near you? Look and see.....



Durham, NC
The Regulator Bookshop – 720 Ninth St – Tuesday, May 10, 7pm

Boulder, CO
Boulder Bookstore – 1107 Pearl Street – Wednesday, May 11, 7pm

Highlands Ranch, CO
Tattered Cover– 9315 Dorchester Street – Thursday, May 12, 7pm

Salt Lake City, UT
The King’s English at 15th Street Framery, 1519 So 1500 East – Friday, May 13, 7pm

Raleigh, NC
Quail Ridge Books & Music – 3522 Wade Avenue – Monday, May 16, 7pm

Naperville, IL
Anderson’s Bookshop – 123 West Jefferson – Tuesday, May 17, 7pm

Omaha, NE
The Bookworm at Millard Branch Library, 13214 Westwood Lane – Wednesday, May 18, 7pm

Dallas, TX
Dallas Museum of Art – Horchow Auditorium, 1717 N. Harwood – Sunday, May 22, 3pm

Carle Place, NY
Barnes & Noble – 91 Old Country Road – Monday, May 23, 7pm

Bethesda, MD
Politics & Prose at The Bethesda Library, 7400 Arlington Road – Thursday, June 16, 5pm

Houston, TX
Blue Willow Bookshop at The Refuge – 13150 Memorial Drive – Friday, June 17, 7pm
**Please note that there will be a canned food drive, all donations welcome!**

Chapel Hill, NC
Flyleaf Books---Monday, June 20th, 7pm

Asheville, NC
Malaprop’s Bookstore – 55 Haywood Street – Wednesday, August 3, 7pm

Monday, January 10, 2011

what's coming up....

Okay, so somehow it is now 2011. How did THAT happen? I'm not quite sure.

What I DO know, however, is that I have a new book coming out this summer. It's called What Happened to Goodbye, and it will be published on May 10, 2011. Tour plans and other fun stuff are still being finalized, but when I do know anything, I'll put it up here, my main blog, and anywhere else I possibly can.

Stay tuned!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

still here....

Okay, I don't even know how to BEGIN to explain my super-long absence from this blog. Or maybe I do. There was writing, and a toddler to chase around. Holidays and then more writing and more chasing. And then LOTS more writing. Oh, and one beach trip, followed by more writing. But finally, better late than never at all, here I am.

The big news is that because of all that writing, I'll have a new book out next year. It will be released in May 2011, and the title is a BIT in flux, but when I know it, I'll post it here. Why so far away? Well, there's editing, and after two books in two years, I wanted to take a break from promotion and book tour stuff to just try and chill out a little bit. (Chilling out with a two and a half year old, though, is a bit different than it was post-parenthood. Wouldn't have it any other way, though.)

In the meantime, I judged the Amazon Breakthrough Novel contest (which was SO fun) and shot a new video for Along for the Ride and summer reading (which I'll post when it's fully done). Along for the Ride will be in stores all summer, in a new edition with bonus material, including a map of Colby, my personal summer playlist, and an essay I wrote about why I love the summer so much and what it means to me.

What else? Well, it's summer, so I'm rocking my flip flops, making deviled eggs, and getting to the beach as much as I possibly can. Stacking books to read and trying to perfect my potato salad. If you want more details about what's going on, check out my main blog, or follow me on Twitter at http://twitter.com/sarahdessen, both of which I promise I update more often than this page.

I hope you all have a great summer!


Monday, November 16, 2009

NCTE Schedule

I'll be in Philadelphia from November 21-23 for the NCTE conference and a couple of bookstore events. Here's where I'll be:

11/21 Saturday

1:15 Author Strand presentation
with Michelle Kwansey
Convention Center room 103A

3pm Signing at Penguin Booth, #318

11/22 Sunday
9:00am Chester County Book & Music Company Author Breakfast
Chester County Books, West Chester PA

1:00 "A Novel Idea" Teen Event for Philadelphia Free Library at Children's Book World
Children's Book World
Haverford, PA

11/23 Monday

8:50 am ALAN panel with Deb Caletti, Todd Strasser and Adrian Fogelin

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

September appearance!

Other than the North Carolina Literary Festival (see post below) I will also be doing an appearance for Long Story Short at the Barnes and Noble in Cary, NC. It's September 22, a Tuesday, at 7pm. For more info, go here. I'll be appearing with two of my FAVORITE people and writers, Marianne Gingher and Courtney Jones Mitchell. Should be a really fun time!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

I'll be appearing at the North Carolina Literary Festival, which is being held in Chapel Hill on September 10-13th. You can find out info here. I'm doing a panel on Saturday, Sept 12th at 11:10 am with Jill McCorkle and Courtney Jones Mitchell, held at the University United Methodist Church on Franklin Street.

I'm also doing at least one appearance for the anthology Long Story Short, published by UNC press. Stay tuned for details!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Tour dates!

I'm REALLY excited to be able to share my book tour dates for Along For the Ride! Dates and times are subject to change, so check with your local bookstore closer to the event to confirm. Here we go....

June 16

7PM: The Regulator

720 Ninth Street

Durham NC 27705

Phone: 919-286-2700

June 18

7:30PM: Quail Ridge

3522 Wade Avenue

Raleigh NC 27607

Phone: 919-828-1588

Friday June 19

2:30PM: Mrs. Nelson’s

1030 Bonita Avenue

La Verne CA 91750

Phone: 909-509-4558

7PM: Barnes & Noble

7881 Edinger Avenue

Huntington Beach CA 92647

Phone: (714) 897-8781

Saturday June 20

1PM: Warwick’s

held on The Lawn of the La Jolla Historical Society

La Jolla, CA 92037

Phone: (858) 454-0347

7PM: Copperfield’s

140 Kentucky St

Petaluma, CA 94952

Phone: 707-762-0563

Sunday June 21

1PM: Books Inc--ticketed event, call for details

601 Van Ness Ave

San Francisco 94102

Phone: (415) 776-1111

4PM: Great Good Place for Books

Address: 6120 LaSalle Avenue

Oakland, CA 94611

Phone: (510) 339-8210

Thursday June 25

7PM: RJ Julia---ticketed event, call for details

768 Boston Post Road

Madison CT 06443

Phone: 203-245-3959

Friday June 26

1PM: Vero Beach Books & Music

2145 Indian River Rd.

Vero Beach, FL 32960

Phone: 772-569-6650

8PM: Books & Books

265 Aragon Ave.

Coral Gables, FL 33134

Phone: 305-444-9044

July 11

7PM: Anderson's *With Laurie Halse Anderson

Address: 123 West Jefferson

Naperville IL 60540

Phone: 630-355-2665

July 25

11AM: McIntyre’s

2000 Fearrington Village

Pittsboro NC 27312

Phone: 919-545-5727