Author of Saint Anything, Moon and More, What Happened to Goodbye, Along for the Ride, Lock and Key, Just Listen, Truth About Forever, This Lullaby, Dreamland, Keeping the Moon, Someone Like You, and That Summer
Bio: Sarah Dessen was born in 1970 in Illinois. However, she grew up in Chapel Hill, North Carolina and attended UNC-Chapel Hill where she studied Creative Writing and graduated with a degree in English with highest honors. She developed a love for books from both of her parents, professors at the University of North Carolina. At an early age, Sarah began writing stories on a manual typewriter. After graduating from college, Dessen decided to write by day and waitress by night. Three years after graduation, Sarah Dessen sold her first novel That Summer. She lives in country with her husband, her daughter, and two very spoiled dogs.
Sarah's Twitter: @sarahdessen
Awards and Honor: What Happened to Goodbye 2012 TAYSHAS List, Along for the Ride 2010 TAYSHAS List, Just Listen 2007-08 TAYSHAS List, The Truth About Forever 2005-06 TAYSHAS List, This Lullaby 2003-04 TAYSHAS List, Dreamland 2002-03, Keeping the Moon 2001-02 Lone Star List, YALSA Best Books 2012, 2010, 2007, 2003, 2001, 1999, 1997
Teacher's Guide: A Reader's Companion to Dreamland, The Truth About Forever Reader's Guide