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Saturday, May 25, 2013


It's not that exciting, sorry.

I've decided to switch some things around here on the blog. All of my Tuesday/Thursday "How Writing Feels" posts that you all know & love so much will now be on my Tumblr page (http://sararaasch.tumblr.com). This blog will still remain active, as I will use it for giveaways and such (news of which will be posted to Tumblr, directing people to the giveaways on this here blog). So my Tumblr page will slowly become the best place to keep up on all of my happenings, but I will keep my Blogger site mainly because Tumblr doesn't support Rafflecopter. Sneaky, sneaky Tumblr.

Hope your Memorial Day weekends are awesome and wonderful!

Friday, May 24, 2013


After careful random-number-choosing, the winner of the signed copy of TRANSPARENT, bookmarks of RELIC and INSOMNIA, and the tiny invisible clay Fiona doll is:


Congratulations, Alyssa! Email me at seesarawrite(at)gmail(dot)com and I'll get your goodies in the mail!

Everyone else -- get thee to a bookstore and fill your life with all the goodness TRANSPARENT has to offer!

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Wednesday, May 22, 2013


I told you yesterday that I would be giving away a signed copy of Natalie Whipple's amazingly colorful and intense debut, TRANSPARENT, plus a fun TRANSPARENT-themed handmade goodie made by me, myself, and I. And today, THAT HAPPENS.

I'm going to make this as simple as possible: leave a comment on this post telling me what kind of mutation/super power you would want to have if we all lived in the super-cool alternate world of TRANSPARENT, and this Friday, May 24, I will randomly pick someone to win THIS:


Firstly and most importantly, a SIGNED COPY of TRANSPARENT.

In very appropriate ORANGE INK!

Nextly, TWO super shiny beautiful bookmarks by other super shiny beautiful 2013 debuts! Put these on your TBR pile, people!

RELIC by Renee Collins and INSOMNIA by JR Johansson!

And lastly, the handmade TRANSPARENT goodie! 

She's about one-and-a-half inches tall and complete with her signature this-is-so-people-know-where-to-look glasses! 

Go! Enter! Win the greatness!

Tuesday, May 21, 2013


We interrupt your regularly scheduled "How Writing Feels" to bring you a special book news bulletin.

There's a book out today. An awesome book. A magical, colorful, unique, crazy book, written by one of my dearest, colorfulest, craziest writer friends, Natalie Whipple. And this colorful, unique, crazy book is called TRANSPARENT.

Plenty of teenagers feel invisible. Fiona McClean actually is.

An invisible girl is a priceless weapon. Fiona’s own father has been forcing her to do his dirty work for years—everything from spying on people to stealing cars to breaking into bank vaults.

After sixteen years, Fiona’s had enough. She and her mother flee to a small town, and for the first time in her life, Fiona feels like a normal life is within reach. But Fiona’s father isn’t giving up that easily.

Of course, he should know better than anyone: never underestimate an invisible girl.

You want this book, right? You want this book BAD, right? I thought so. Because you're awesome, and this book is awesome, and I know you two will get along like WHOA.

Because of how much you two will get along, I'm GIVING AWAY a SIGNED COPY of TRANSPARENT tomorrow! Why tomorrow? Because Natalie's launch party is TONIGHT at The King's English bookstore here in Salt Lake City. So all of you awesome people who are in SLC have the chance to come get your own signed copies TONIGHT, and you should. You totally should. Because, like I said, awesome. Lots of it.

But in case you are unable to attend the gloriousness of Natalie's launch tonight, tune in tomorrow for your chance to win not only a signed copy of TRANSPARENT, but an extra special TRANSPARENT-themed goodie handmade by yours truly!

Also, Natalie is interviewed today over on the Valentines!


Thursday, May 16, 2013

How Writing Feels

The face you give yourself when you write something really, really badass.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

I've caught the CRAZIES!

Today I'm over at Chasing the Crazies, talking SNOW LIKE ASHES, publishing, and what it was like leaving my first agent. Come say hi!

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

How Writing Feels

When someone points out a huge plot error you made that makes most of your book null & void.

Thursday, May 9, 2013

How Writing Feels

When a book sells that sounds identical to one you tried to sell a few years ago only this one sold in a six-figure pre-empt and yours...didn't. At all.

The Hiddles makes everything better.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

How Writing Feels

When you read about someone's fourth book sale this year and think if book writing were pole dancing, they'd be this person.

And you'd be this person.

Friday, May 3, 2013

Suddenly, Chocolate. Everywhere. THOUSANDS OF THEM.

I knew my time was coming, but I didn't expect it would come so QUICKLY, ya know? I barely got a moment to grasp the hugeness of what was happening and then BOOM. It's here. I'm having trouble coping.

Why am I having trouble coping? Today is my first Cupid's Arrow over on the Valentine's blog. Go, watch, laugh at my expense. But know that I did this for you. I DID THIS FOR ALL OF YOU.

*dramatic sigh*

Thursday, May 2, 2013

How Writing Feels

When your agent/editor asks you to redo a really big section of your book.