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 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

Miller Branch Library
9411 Frederick Road
Ellicott City, MD 21042
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 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. How would you describe perfect happiness?

A. Spending time with the people I love most, and knowing they're just as happy as me.

Q. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?

A. Quality control at the Godiva-making facility.

Q. What’s your greatest fear?

A. Being in a plane crash; I pity the person sitting next to me, because at the first bump, I'm digging my nails into their arm

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