About

I write books for teens because teens rock the world. I’m the author of When It Happens, Take Me There, Waiting for You, Something Like Fate, So Much Closer, Keep Holding OnAll I NeedNow and Forever, and the City Love trilogy.

I’m into archival scrapbooking because sometimes I forget what happened. I love old-school board games, hot air balloons, positive energy, sea glass, and window boxes. I collect Gelly Roll pens. And don’t leave me alone with your closet unless you want it organized. I’m an organization freak!

Random things I adore: backgammon, Calder mobiles, sparkly city lights, cupcakes with pink frosting, Girl Scout badges, green architecture, nostalgia, NPR, this old-school Atari game called Adventure, palm trees, art deco, stamp & sticker collecting, train tracks, and W hotels.

The energy of New York City is amazing. That’s why I live here.

21 thoughts on “About

  1. ‘When It Happens’ is now on my list of totally inspiring amazing books ever! and it’s not that long a list! seriously, it helped me in ways u can’t imagine. and i can’t believe how alike me and Sara are! we both want to be architects and go to NYU, and me and Tobey both love the cure! Just so amazing, loved it with everything 🙂

  2. I have to agree with gurlwiththevoice – I’ve read Waiting for You, When It Happens and just finished So Much Closer, and your voice (technically your characters’ voices, but that’s you in a way, right?) is so inspiring – it makes me want to get off my ass and do something! Please keep writing! 🙂

    • I’m thrilled that you’re feeling inspired! Starting at square one is frustrating, but the first day is the hardest. Every day after that gets easier. Here’s to fun new adventures for you 😀

  3. Hey, I’m a teen and like most of other teens I do not enjoy reading books but this week they host a book fair on my school and I bought two of your books just by casuality. Something Like Fate and So Much Closer. I have to say I loved them both they’re amazing and I can totally relate to them in one way or another. You helped me discover my passion for reading books and I have to thank you for that. I hope you keep writting books so that we teens can enjoy.

  4. I am a mother of two daughters and would love to read your books and review them on my blog. could you get me in touch with someone who would be willing to pass the books on to me?

    • You could try emailing my publicist, Elyse Marshall, at Penguin. Her contact info is on my website. I’m not sure what Penguin’s policy is for mailing out ARCs right now, but it’s worth a shot!

    • My novels are fiction. That said, Keep Holding On was inspired by my own experiences with being bullied in junior high and high school. Many of Noelle’s experiences in the book actually happened to me. Although they are not true stories, all of my books include details from real life.

  5. Is there going to be a sequal (not sure how to spell it) to Something Like Fate? It there one already? I picked up the book from my shelf and started to reread it when i noticed it said “part one”.

    • Something Like Fate is told in three parts. I’m not sure if I’ll be writing sequels to any of my books yet. But! We are working on the movie adaptation of Something Like Fate right now. And I’m writing a trilogy called City Love. The first book will be out Summer 2015.

  6. I love your books so much I reread all I need at least once a month and I can’t wait to get your new book as a graduation present when it comes out

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