Thursday, September 1, 2011

Dear Teen Me, and My First Online Interview

Have you checked out Dear Teen Me yet? It's a place for authors to address their teen selves and offer advice, comfort, warnings, and occasional pleas (my favorite remains: "Don't perm your hair").

Earlier this week I contributed a post about vague teenage dysthymia and the heartbreak of cat allergies, complete with photos of my hairsprayed '80s bangs and "why did these exist" striped jean shorts. Even more exciting, the creators of Dear Teen Me announced their anthology book deal! Wish them well here.

A few days later, I sat down for an online video interview with the wonderful Jeff Rivera of Author Learning Center. Jeff was a terrific interviewer who immediately put me at ease, and he didn't seem put off by my "I'm still getting over a cold, fear me" voice.

We discussed my upcoming book Bruised and YA books in general, touching upon what elements might make YA compelling to readers and how to create realistic dialogue.

I'll let you know where and when to find the video once it's been edited (and auto-tuned, haha).


  1. Hi Sarah,
    I loved your Dear Teen Me article. I haven't been able to catch you on Twitter in awhile, so it was nice to see this. Soo looking forward to your book, my friend! :)

  2. Thanks, Kara, glad you liked it and thanks so much for reading! Hopefully we'll connect on Twitter soon.

  3. Awesome article, Sarah! And your 14 yr old pic was so cute! LOL. BTW, how did you put your book on goodreads? I've been wanting to do that for SPLINTERED. Maybe it's too soon, tho. Since it's not coming out until 2013. BTW, you're on my TBR list now there. And I'm friending you! :)