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

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Attention Michigan Readers!

Here's a great opportunity, courtesy of Borders:

Greetings Sarah Dessen fans,

Borders is seeking excited participants for a very special Borders Book Club videotaped discussion featuring Sarah Dessen and several lucky fans. We will be discussing her new book, Along for the Ride, which releases June 16th.

The taping date and time has been confirmed for Tuesday, June 2, from 8 AM ET to 1 PM ET in Chelsea, Michigan.

If you are in the Southeast Michigan area, or can travel to Michigan, and would like to participate in this amazing opportunity, please respond via email . If you are selected to participate, we will contact you with confirmation, location, directions, and other detailed information. Participants are responsible for their own transportation and, if applicable, lodging costs.

In your email response, you will need to supply your name, phone number, and age. We are looking for participants ranging in age from 13-35. PLEASE NOTE: If you are younger than 18, we will also need to speak with your parent or guardian and receive email permission from your parent or guardian that it is okay for you to participate.

We will provide copies of Along for the Ride prior to filming. Though the discussion focuses on the new release, we will also discuss Sarah’s previous books.

Thank you for your interest and enthusiasm for all things Sarah Dessen!

Spaces are filling up, so if you're in Michigan and interested, let us know. Thanks so much!

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Lock and Key Contest!

To celebrate the paperback release of Lock and Key (on May 14th) and my new community site Sarah-land (open now!) I'm having a CONTEST. Here's the idea. We got to thinking about the idea of Sarahland, and what it really means: to me, it's the idea that I've always tried to make my books take place, well, anywhere. Sure, there's Lakeview, and Colby, but in my mind, it could just as easily be your town, or my town, or anytown. So with that in mind, we'd like to see what Sarahland looks like where YOU are. Confused? Don't be. Here's the idea: take a picture of something where YOU live that reminds you of one of my books. Here are a few examples, from MY hometown:

Here's how you enter:
1. Take a picture, add your own quotes or text.
2. Send it in an email (as an attachment) to sarah at sarah dessen dot com. You'll receive an autoresponse, which will let you know we got your entry. Put your full name in the body of the email.
3.The photos must be original (we'll disqualify any that look like they are stock images, sorry). By sending us your image, you give us permission to post it on Sarah-land, my blog, and my Facebook fan page.
4. Deadline for entries is MIDNIGHT on Sunday, May 10th. We'll pick our favorites and announce winners on or around May 14th, when Lock and Key is published in paperback.

FIRST PRIZE: A lock and key necklace, USWIM t-shirt, signed copy of Lock and Key AND advance copy of Along for the Ride
SECOND PRIZE: USWIM shirt and signed copy of Lock and Key, advance copy of Along for the ride
THIRD PRIZE: Signed copies of Lock and Key and Along for the Ride
Good luck!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

check out an excerpt!

Here's a quick clip of me reading an excerpt from Along for the Ride. Hope you enjoy it!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

January reading!

I'm doing a reading for the UNC Friends of the Library on January 29th, at 5pm, on the UNC Campus. For more details, go here. Hope to see you there!