Sarah Pekkanen is born in New York City, arriving so quickly that doctors have no time to give her mother painkillers. This is the last time Sarah ever arrives for anything earlier than expected. Her mother still harbors a slight grudge.
Sarah’s family moves to Bethesda, Maryland, where Sarah, along with a co-author, writes a book entitled “Miscellaneous Tales and Poems.” Shockingly, publishers do not leap upon this literary masterpiece. Sarah sends a sternly-worded letter to publishers asking them to respond to her manuscript. Sarah no longer favors Raggedy Ann stationery, although she is sure it impressed top New York publishers.
2. Dust jacket on or off when reading a hard back?
Usually off, so it doesn’t slip down and get crumpled. Though since I dog-ear the pages, I shouldn’t really mind about a wrinkled dust jacket, don’t you think?
Hmm… well, the selfish answer would probably be Skipping a Beat!
I just got a copy of “The Weird Sisters” by Eleanor Brown. One of the coolest things about my job is that now I’m getting books for free – my publisher sends lots to me, and other authors ask me for blurbs. So my nightstand is stocked, and I’m very happy!
I try to be flexible because I have three young kids and I need to write around their schedule. I actually wrote part of my first book, The Opposite of Me, in Chuck E Cheese! I’m used to working in loud places, since I was a newspaper reporter before having kids, so background noise is normal for me.
Bella (the covers hog) and we have two little frogs. I’m a big dog lover – I had four pugs while growing up and I can’t imagine not having a dog in my house.
Diet pill addiction – it’s something that will show up in my next book.
When I say something stupid! I’m a Sagittarius, and apparently we’re known for putting our foots in our mouths! So it isn’t really my fault – I can blame my astrological sign 😉
Thanks so much for having me here today! I would love to chat with you all on Facebook, and if you’d like to pop by my website at www.sarahpekkanen.com, I’d love that too!
Thanks so much for stopping by BookHounds, Sarah! I really enjoyed your answers!