Sarah Dessen was born in Evanston, Illinois on June 6, 1970. She moved with her family to Virginia then North Carolina where she now resides with her husband, Jay, daughter Sasha Clementine, and dogs. After dropping out of Greensboro college she began taking classes at the University of North Carolina where she graduated with honors. She was a waitress for some time before leaving her job to accept a position as a teacher at UNC. She then left that job to become a full time author.
I chose Sarah Dessen for this month because I think she's a fantastic writer. I loved Along For The Ride, my first book from her. I've been wanting to read her other books but I haven't gotten around on my "book hunts" expedition.
What Happened To Goodbye is her latest offering and I know that it'll be a bestseller!