Saint Anything, The Moon and More, What Happened to Goodbye, Along for the Ride, Lock and Key, Just Listen, The Truth About Forever, and This Lullaby are among Sarah Dessen's past works, which include the New York Times bestsellers Saint Anything, The Moon and More, What Happened to Goodbye, Along for the Ride, Lock and Key, Just Listen, The Truth About Forever, and This Lullaby. That Summer and Someone Like You, her first two books, were adapted into the film How to Deal. Dessen's works routinely appear on lists like Teenagers' Top Ten and Best Literature for Young Adults. They've been dubbed in twenty-five different languages. Sarah Dessen is the 2017 Margaret A. Edwards Award winner.
The American Library Association's Young Adult division presented her with the Edwards Award, acknowledging her outstanding contribution to young adult literature. Sarah Dessen earned a bachelor's degree in creative writing with honors from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her husband, Jay, and their daughter, Sasha Clementine, live in Chapel Hill. Sarah's website is sarahdessen.com.