Year of the Bookwormz: 2011

52 weeks. 2 friends. 1 challenge.

Breakout Author’s Spotlight:: Sarah Pekkanen:: February 20, 2010

Are you a fan of authors like Jennifer Weiner and Emily Giffin?

Do you love quick whitted and down to earth authors?

If the answer is yes to any of the above, you will ADORE Sarah Pekkanen! Major congratulations are in order for my friend’s brand new breakout novel, The Opposite of Me, in stores March 9th, 2010.

Please check out Sarah’s Website for more information on her book, tour dates, and to sign up for her hysterical monthly newsletter. Oh, and email Lorne Michels and tell him you want to see Sarah on Saturday Night Live 😉

Sarah Pekkanen’s work has been published in People, The Washington Post, USA Today, The New Republic, The Baltimore Sun, Reader’s Digest, and Washingtonian, among others. She writes a monthly Erma Bombeck type column for Bethesda Magazine, and has been an on-air contributor to NPR and E! Entertainment’s “Gossip Show.” She is the winner of a Dateline award and the Paul Miller Reporting Fellowship. Sarah lives in Chevy Chase, Maryland with her husband and three young sons. ~Simon & Schuster

Other Sarah Pekkanen News:

Publisher’s Weekly Deals, 07/21/08
A first novel by Sarah Pekkanen titled The Opposite of Me; Victoria Sanders sold world English rights. Pekkanen, a monthly columnist for Bethesda magazine, will, tongue in cheek, explore low self-esteem, the hunger to succeed and have it all, and the grueling but rewarding bond of sisterhood. Pekannen’s work has been published in a host of newspapers and magazines. Pub date is early 2010.

Bethesda Magazine

Other clippings

“Rookie reporter scoops the big guys on Collins,” Detroit Journal

Xoxo, LibraryLove

PS- Special thanks to my dear friend PlanetBooks for introducing me to

Sarah, who is so whitty, our facebook conversations crack me up everytime!


8 Responses to “Breakout Author’s Spotlight:: Sarah Pekkanen::”

  1. Planet Books Says:

    I can’t wait till the 9th!! Two book signing/reading events for us in two weeks with two Sarah’s!!!! Woo Hoo!!!

  2. I love supporting things/people/causes that I’m passionate about, and authors who empower women and are positive role models are DEFINITELY high on that list. I’m so excited! My birthday month is going to be jam packed at every turn! I’m really looking forward to hanging out w/ her at the afterparty and getting to chat and congratulate her!! 28 is going to be grrrrrrrrreat!! =*)

  3. Heather Says:

    I’m going to try to get out and pick up a copy today! Can’t wait to read it! Have a great time tonight! Congrats, Sarah!

  4. Heather, you will adore her. She is just so witty and smart like Jennifer Weiner. And the fact that she’s got 3 or 4 boys- don’t know HOW she does it~!!!

    Love you mama and cannot wait to hug you in T-minus 4 months!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Miss you like whoa!


  5. Thank you so much! Reading these comments is the icing on a really great day for me today!

  6. elfgirl96 Says:

    “The Opposite of Me” is such a great book. To see my review for it, visit Elfgirl Books!

  7. Thanks for stopping by! Hope you’ll try to attend one of Sarah P’s booksigning events. I’ll have to check out your blog as well 🙂


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