Sarah Pekkanen

Sarah Pekkanen is the internationally bestselling author of The Opposite of Me, Skipping a Beat, These Girls, The Best of Us, Catching Air, and Things You Won’t Say. Her work has been published in People, The Washington Post, and USA TODAY, among other publications. She lives with her family in Chevy Chase, Maryland.

Books by this Author

The Perfect Neighbors
Things You Won't Say
Catching Air
The Sarah Pekkanen Reader's Companion
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The Opposite of Me Book Trailer

The Opposite of Me is a story of twin sisters who couldn’t be more different. As they face the biggest challenges of their lives, they start to discover who they are and who they are meant to be.

My Life in 8 Words

Author Appearances

Meet the Authors Night & Book Fair
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NOV 30

Author Revealed

Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. A group of girlfriends, a bottle or three of wine, and chocolate can make just about anything easier to bear.

Q. What’s your fantasy profession?

A. By "fantasy" do you mean... oh, wait, is this a G-rated question? It is? Then I've got my fantasy profession. Writing never gets boring, I can do it in my pajamas, and the thought that I'm going to see my book in a store takes my breath away.

Q. What’s your greatest flaw?

A. I just love the wording of this question. It's like, "We know there are MANY flaws -- probably too many to count -- but if you could only choose one (and it must be so hard to narrow it down), think of your greatest flaw, the one that makes people run away from you screaming. Um, I get distracted easily? Think impure thoughts about certain movie stars? Scarf down chocolate in front of my children and lie to them, telling them I'm eating fruit?

Q. Who is your favorite fictional villain?

A. Hannibal Lecter. He's chilling.

Q. If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?

A. Baked sweet potatoes dipped in chocolate. I'd eat the insides on days when I was feeling virtuous, and lick off the chocolate on my decadent days.

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