Sarah Tomlinson

Sarah Tomlinson is a Los Angeles– and Brooklyn-based writer. Her writing has appeared in publications including Marie Claire, the Los Angeles Times, The Boston Globe,, and She has ghostwritten nine books, including two uncredited New York Times bestsellers. Visit her online at and follow her alter ego, Duchess of Rock (@DuchessofRock), on Twitter.

Books by this Author

Good Girl
Killing Willis


Author Voices

April 14, 2015

Thank you, Portland Press Herald and Jennifer Van Allen, for the lovely review. Memoirists dream of being understood so well:

Book Review: Mainer’s ‘Good Girl: A Memoir’ rolls easily over bumpy ground
Author Sarah Tomlinson must have kept detailed journals to write so vividly.

By Jennifer Van Allen

I’ve always been a sucker for memoirs.

Our bookshelves are crammed with stories of those who relinquished the security of status quo to search for the good life back on the land or out on the water: Helen Nearing, Jean Hay Bright, Melissa Coleman, Louise Aldridge, Anne LaBastille, the list goes on and... see more

April 09, 2015

On April 21st, GOOD GIRL will meet the world. It's my book about longing for my dad and what happened when I finally convinced him to come back.

Pre-orders help. So much that my publisher, Gallery Books, has generously donated three fabulous titles--including the incredible CHANEL BONFIRE by the awesome Wendy Lawless, which inspired me while I was writing--for two lucky winners.

Anyone who pre-orders my book, anywhere, between now and 4/21--and sends proof to be entered to win. Two lucky folks, chosen at random, will receive copies of these books, plus a mix CD of my favorite songs from throughout my life,... see more

April 07, 2015

14 years ago today, my dad & I ended a 10 year estrangement over lunch at the No Name Restaurant. Happy Birthday, Dad! & thanks for seeing my debut memoir about our relationship, Good Girl, as a birthday present, not the opposite. ?#?goodgirl?

March 26, 2015

Today I received an email asking if my book, GOOD GIRL, is available on I doubted it would be, this far in advance of publication, but I checked, and it is! Any early adopters who pre-order now will have to wait patiently until April 21, 2015 to hold a copy in their eager hands. But this is the first step toward my first book joining the world. Very exciting stuff. Okay, now back to finishing my final edits, so it really can be in the world.

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