Libraries, Ladders…and Life


I hope this January finds you happy, healthy, and positively moving ahead in directions that inspire you. I’m busy writing books (a novel, and something true… more soon on that). I’m also writing weekly, and sometimes bi-weekly, for Glamour, snuggling my handsome boys (I gave them haircuts tonight!), traveling, and generally soaking it all up. 2015 is going to be a beautiful year; I feel it in my bones. I hope you do, too. (Truly, it’s a thing. All of my girlfriends and colleagues have a feeling about 2015. This year is going to rock.)

Oh, and all my life, I’ve dreamed of having a library with a rolling ladder. When I was on a plane flying home from Paris in November, I got the idea to design one in my home inspired by the liverpool style magazine I have read during my stay… so I did it! It was just completed this week, and I’m smitten. An extension of my office, it’s 17-feet tall, with 45 shelves. I’ve almost filled half of it with books, most of which are my own novels, ha (I have many, many foreign editions and needed a place to put them all!).

Feeling content, happy.


  • January 19, 2015
    Mary West

    I’m going out today to buy your new book, THE LOOK OF LOVE. I’ve waited since September to get it from your publisher as an Early Reviewer win, but never happened. I love reading good books, and even more doing it for reviews. I read every one of your books in 2014 except for this one, but guess these things happen, I know it must be harder for writers these days to make a living with all the different ways there are to read books. I will remain a fan, Mary West

  • February 4, 2015
    Nita Lien

    Loved, loved, loved GOODNIGHT JUNE! We have a sister that just died, so any story about sisters seemed just right. And her favorite song was ” What A Wonderful World ” by Louie Armstrong mentioned in your story. Keep writing and I’ll keep reading! Thank you!

  • February 13, 2015
    Michael Purcell

    I’m a divorced and recently retired father of three (two girls and a boy), but the girls are 31 and 28, and my son 29, so much older than your three little men. My eldest daughter Annie had my first grandchild, Esme’ Valentine, last year so life is good. With much more time on my hands to read and travel, I’ve just finished what I think is the last of your novels I hadn’t read. My favorite was “Goodnight June”, and my only disappointment is that June discovered something important much too late. The other two in my favorite three would be “Blackberry Winter” and “The Last Camellia” I love your mixture of anguish, pain and regret with hope, discovery and fulfillment. I like all of your novels and look forward to those to come. Best wishes in continued success with your writing, and in raising your boys to be like the heroes of your novels.

  • February 19, 2015
    Gale Clancy

    Hi Sarah – I was part of the recent book club group that you so graciously Skyped into at Laurie’s home…we discussed Violets of March. We enjoyed speaking with you immensely, it was a purely delightful event, I thank you. I’ve also read The Bungalow and Morning Glory, the Bungalow being my favorite. I just started Good Night June, I’ve been told it is amazing, one girlfriend told me it was the best book she ever read! I look forward to enjoying all your titles now and into the future. Best to you in 2015, you are so inspiring especially since you shared your background, I am in awe of your gift…keep those stories coming!

  • March 18, 2015
    Val Braun

    Just finished “The Bungalow”, a terrific read. Thanks.


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