Swoony Boys Podcast Episode 43: Author Talk featuring Sarah Dessen

Author Talk on Swoony Boys Podcast

We hope you love listening to these Author Talk Podcast Episodes as much as we ❤ recording them. Today we’re featuring the incomparable Sarah Dessen, who’s chatting with us about her brand new book, Once and for All. We’ve also got a fun giveaway at the end, so be sure to stick around for that. This is a favorite episode, pretties, so grab a drink, sit back, and enjoy. Don’t forget to let us know what you think in the comments below.

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Podcast Notes

  • Sarah Dessen shares her favorite scenes from Once and for All.
  • Sarah lets us know what book character she would love to introduce Louna to.
  • We talk a little about how Sarah has evolved as a writer over the years–this is her 13th book! And we find out about the publication process for her.
  • Sarah spills her secrets…or she tells us her favorite swoony boys and how she discovered Ambrose.
  • We find out what books she feels are underappreciated.
  • Sarah tells us what advice she’d give her 17-year-old self.
  • We’re stumped again when Sarah tells us Two Truths and a Lie about herself and we try–incorrectly to guess which is which!
  • We wrap things up with a fun word association game.

***Meet Sarah Dessen***

Author Sarah DessenSarah Dessen is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of over a dozen novels for teens, which have received numerous awards and rave reviews. Her books have been published in over thirty countries and have sold millions of copies worldwide. She is the recipient of the 2017 Margaret A. Edwards Award from the American Library Association for outstanding contribution to young adult literature for her novels: Keeping the Moon, Dreamland, This Lullaby, The Truth about Forever, Just Listen, Along for the Ride, and What Happened to Goodbye. Her newest novel, Once and for All, will be released in June 2017. An NC native, she currently lives in Chapel Hill with her family.

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***About Once and for All***

Swoony Boys Podcast Episode 43: Author Talk featuring Sarah DessenOnce and for All by Sarah Dessen
Also by this author: The Truth About Forever
Published by Viking Juvenile on June 6th 2017
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
Pages: 358
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As bubbly as champagne and delectable as wedding cake, Once and for All, Sarah Dessen's thirteenth novel, is set in the world of wedding planning, where crises are routine.

Louna, daughter of famed wedding planner Natalie Barrett, has seen every sort of wedding: on the beach, at historic mansions, in fancy hotels and clubs. Perhaps that's why she's cynical about happily-ever-after endings, especially since her own first love ended tragically. When Louna meets charming, happy-go-lucky serial dater Ambrose, she holds him at arm's length. But Ambrose isn't about to be discouraged, now that he's met the one girl he really wants.

Sarah Dessen’s many, many fans will adore her latest, a richly satisfying, enormously entertaining story that has everything—humor, romance, and an ending both happy and imperfect, just like life itself.


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Author Talk featuring Sarah Dessen


  1. My youngest daughter introduced me to Dessen when she was in Jr. High. We would listen to her audiobooks in the care on the way to Myrtle Beach. Feel in love with her books. I do need to catch up with the last few.

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