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Thursday, June 11, 2009

June: Things to Know About Featured Author Sara Zarr

The incredible Sara Zarr, author of Sweethearts, has shared a few things about herself with us:Link

Favorite bookstore: The King's English in Salt Lake City - comfy store, great selection, amazing staff.

Favorite library: The Salt Lake City Public Library, main. (Named 2006 Library of the Year! Booya!)

Pets: One very talkative parakeet named Peanut.

Dream book tour: The Lake District in the UK, Venice, and then a special appearance on a cruise ship going up the Inside Passage to Alaska...

Favorite outfit: Jeans, sneakers, comfy shirt.

Laptop or longhand? Laptop, usually.

Stilettos or Uggs? Actually, I pretty much never take off my ecco sneakers!

Next up: A short story in Geektastic this summer. Then, my third novel, Once Was Lost, coming in October.

I could hang out with Sara all day long, in jeans (Sweetheart jeans from Old Navy, in fact, are a favorite of Sara's) and a t-shirt. She's the coolest. I want to know: What can Peanut say? Find out more about her on readergirlz.com!


Little Willow said...

I am looking forward to both Geektastic and Once Was Lost. Geektastic has a stellar lineup. The cover of Once Was Lost is gorgeous - Click here to see it.

Shelf Elf said...

I got an invite to the release of Geektastic, and I so SO wish I lived in NYC so I could go.

Everything fun happens in NYC.

I'll have to wait to read Sara's story just like the rest of the world!

And I agree LW, the cover of Once Was Lost is GORGEOUS!

Melissa Walker said...

I adore ONCE WAS LOST's cover!!

holly cupala said...

Ditto! I love the cover and can't wait to read the book.

Lorie Ann Grover said...

Sara sounds lovely, doesn't she?

Yay for new works on the horizon!

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