Sarah is the author of eight novels. She has been selected for the Barnes & Noble Discover Great Writers series; a Dobie-Paisano Fellowship; New York Public Library’s 25 Books to Remember list; Elle Magazine Reader’s Prize; People Magazine’s Page Turners; Library Journal’s Best Novels; and a National Magazine Award for her columns in Texas Monthly. Sarah was recently voted Best Austin Author for the fourth time by the readers of the Austin Chronicle, she was inducted into the Texas Literary Hall of Fame, and received the Illumine Award for Excellence in Fiction from the Austin Library Foundation this year.
She has written screenplays for Paramount, CBS, Warner Bros, National Geographic, ABC, TNT, Hemdale Studio, and several independent producers. Sarah’s screen adaptation of her sixth novel, The Flamenco Academy, is currently in development. She has contributed articles to The New York Times, Salon, O Magazine, and is a columnist for Texas Monthly. Her ninth novel, A Princess Lily Girl, will be published by Alfred A. Knopf in Spring 2014.
Sarah doesn’t believe that any of this would have happened if she hadn’t moved to Austin where she and husband George Jones, (not the dipsomaniacal singer), make their empty nest with not-frequent-enough visits from son Gabriel.