Author Chat with Sarah Pekkanen (author of Opposite Of Me)
Posted by Sheila (Book Journey)
It’s not really anything new for me to say I am super excited to sit and chat with an author of a book I have adored, but this particular author is always going to hold a special place in my heart for the incredible experience I had with her. Sarah was the author who had the BEA Giveaway for the trip to New York in May, which I was beyond excited (and it still kind of takes my breath away to think of it) to win. *Squeee*
Sarah was a delight to meet in New York and spent time with her at Simon and Schuster, and also at the Book Blogger Reception. I am honored and delighted to have her here today, so with no further ado, please welcome Sarah Pekkanen.
Sarah, before we get to chatting – how do you take your coffee?
You know I have been on cloud nine since I had the wonderful opportunity to meet and hang out with you a bit in New York during BEA. Could you please share with me a little bit about the idea behind the BEA contest you had?
Sarah, what would you consider to be one of your all time favorite books and why?
Which of course brings me to your book, The Opposite Of Me. I really enjoyed the read and I seen Kathy (Bermuda Onion) really did as well. How did the idea of this book come to be and was it the original idea or was it tweaked along the way?
In The Opposite of Me we have two fraternal twins, Alex and Lindsey. When developing these characters, is there one you favored more over the other? Do these characters represent anyone – or pieces of anyone, in your life?
Sarah, I too had a heart for Lindsey, you wrote her well. I told you that I had cried at the acknowledgment in the back of your book. I thought it was so touching. Would you share a little bit about how that was to write?
So Sarah, I am just dying to know – what is coming out next? I know there is a book, I seen it pre published. What will this one be about?
Ooh! That sounds wonderful! When can we expect to see this book on the shelves?
What is happening now in your life?
Sarah: I have a contract for another book which is due May 1, so as soon as I wrap up a few smaller projects, I’ll be diving into that manuscript. I’m really looking forward to immersing myself in a new plot.
Sarah, please share with me and my readers one little known fact about yourself. It’s kind of tradition around here.
Thank you Sarah so much for your time! I really enjoyed chatting with you and will be watching for your upcoming book!