I've been quiet on this blog, but life has been so full. I've been documenting part of my journey for Glamour, working on some exciting new projects, traveling all over the place (from Moscow to Mexico, Big Sur to Napa, and a few other places in between). But through it all, I've been finishing my eight novel, which I'm incredibly excited about and proud of. I'm in the final mile. More soon.



I'm so thrilled to announce that the Turkish edition of THE LOOK OF LOVE, called "AGAPI" debuted in Turkey this week. It was the #1 bestselling new book on the market this week and is climbing all of the bestseller charts. I've been busy doing a bunch of interviews for Turkish media and my lovely publisher, who I signed a new three-book deal with recently, is offering the chance for five readers in Turkey to win an evening out with me when I visit Istanbul this coming November. (Wow, right?!) I'm so grateful to my lovely Turkish readers and so excited for everyone to read this story!



Dear lovely Turkish readers, It is with great sadness that I must announce that I have decided to cancel my trip to Istanbul. As much as I am so very eager to meet my Turkish readers, which have made me a bestseller and embraced my books with so much love and enthusiasm, my agents and I have decided that this is not the best year for me to travel due to security concerns. I have also recently moved to a new publisher in Turkey, and though they have graciously offered to host me at the Istanbul Book Fair, I believe it's best that I postpone my trip until next year. My deepest and most heartfelt apologies for not being there to meet all of you, but I plan to make this trip a priority for next year, and I'm so very looking forward to it. With much love and gratitude,  



With much gratitude and love for all the friends, family, colleagues and mentors who helped me arrive at this place in my career, I am turning the page to a new chapter (and toasting with some sparkling cider with my 3-year-old!). After seven novels with Penguin Books (and nothing but fondness and appreciation to my beloved editor and friends at Penguin), I am so thrilled to announce that I have accepted a 3-book deal in the US with Ballantine Books at Random House, which will be my new publishing home alongside authors such as Jodi Picoult, Emily Giffin, Anna Quindlen, Debbie Macomber, Lisa See, Curtis Sittenfeld and so many others. While the landscape of my life has changed in many ways this year, in my heart, much remains the same. I'm still the little girl who loves to write stories and share them. Nothing in life is certain; and it is no secret that this year has been very hard for me in my personal life. But I get up every day excited about three things: my boys, my coffee, and my career. I have a lot to be grateful for, and so much to celebrate right now. Here's the announcement that ran in Publisher's Marketplace: "New York Times bestselling author Sarah Jio's next three novels moving to Jennifer Hershey at Ballantine by Elisabeth Weed at Weed Literary (NA).