Monday, February 15, 2010

Linky dink dink!

Bonsoir Mes Amis

Hope you are all peachy. As you know, Nobody's Girl is out in the UK now (and sorry, not a whiff of a foreign deal thus far) so I wanted to link to a couple of pieces of press I've done that may interest you.

Five things about France that are tres bon at Chicklish.

A guest blog on writing and loving toxic boys at Wondrous Reads.

(Much thanks to Luisa and Jenny for making this happen.)

I also read your comments about my Nobody's Girl Spotify playlist. Some of you can't get on to or afford Spotify (I had to beg for an invite code myself) so I am furnishing you with the tracklist. Not the actual tracks because uploading and downloading MP3's would result in this blog being wiped off the face off the interpipe. Anyway, here is the tracklisting and I want you to know that there was no way to copy and paste so I've had to diligently copy it out. I do it because I love you.

1. Poupee De Cire Poupee De Son - France Gall
2. La Valse D'Amelie (version Orchestra) - Yann Tiersen
3. Les Histoires d'A - Les Rita Mitsouko
4. Moi De Joue - Stereo Total
5. Madame Superman - Elisabeth
6. Oh Comment Ca Va? - Jane Birkin
7. Comment Te Dire Adieu - Francoise Hardy
8. French Disko - Stereolab
9. Ecoute Le Temps - Brigitte Bardot
10. C'est Bon - Adele
11. Ca Plane Pour Moi - Nouvelle Vague
12. Miss Tatouee - Ici Paris
13. Le Loco-Motion - Sylvie Vartan
14. Mathilde - Jacques brel
15 Je Suis Folle De Tant T'aimer - Arlette Zola
16. Un Homme Et Une Femme - Francis Lai
17. Les Cheveus Dans Les Yeux - Cosette
18. Amoureux D'Une Affiche - Les Cappucino
19. Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien - Edith Piaf

Phew, my typing fingers are totally seizing up now! Also, sorry I didn't put in all the accents and squiggles above and below the letters, but I think you get the general idea.

Thanks for all your comments about Nobody's Girl. I love reading them and I can't tell you how relieved I am that you like the book. (If you didn't like it, then I'm equally relieved that you haven't told me!) If you felt the need to blog, tweet or review it on Amazon or Goodreads or other places, I can't tell you how much this helps in spreading the word and maybe even getting some interest from foreign publishers. You can't see me right now but I doing my sad bunny face, which I'm only supposed to use for the power of good because it's THAT persuasive.

So, that's all about me. And now it's time to make my dinner before the double bill delights of America's Next Top Model and Glee. We all love Glee, right? Right?

Live on

Sarra x


Anonymous said...

I just wanted to let you know that 'Guitar Girl' is my favorite book. Ever. and I've read a lot of books out there.
Surprisingly enough, it inspired my band, (we're all girls haha) to not let everything go to our heads and watch out for stuff.
so thank you so much. you should make a movie :)

LoudHyperGirl said...

Hey Sarra,
You probably won't even see this - I mean, I can't imagine how much fan-mail you must get! - but I wanted to write anyway to firmly express my gratitude for all that is your writing.
To be honest, I think you're kind of amazing. And no, I'm not just saying that. Promise.
I think you are.. inspired! Such a role-model!
I too am a writer, but no where near as talented as you. I'm 15, from the UK and can only dream of becoming a famous author of teenage romance novels! They fill me with such joy every time I read them. :)
You're my favourite author and I thank you a million times over for every single word you have written, and have yet to write; you don't know how much they all help me. Really.

And I know you must have heard it a zillion times, but Edie and Dylan. . WOW!!!

Anyway, I've wibbled on enough. Sorry if there's any spelling or grammatical errors.. Being a writer I guess you're kind of like that. I know I am. Haha. Though I'm probably wrong about you. :)

But thank you Sarra.
To be honest, your books change my life.

Love always,

attackoftheraebot said...

Nobody's Girl was every bit as brilliant as I hoped it would be. I loved it. And as soon as my computer is up and running again I'm going to be checking out that playlist.

Katherine Marie said...

I'm still very very sad that there have been no US releases on any of your new stuff.
Because I think I might have read DoC for like the million and one-th time and Edie and Dylan prolly need to be put back on the shelf.
BUT, I did have a question. Is it possible to order your books online and have them shipped to the US even though you do not have a publisher in the US?
(I'm looking into stealing my mom's credit card for such purchases. xD)
Aussi, j'aime bien les chansons françaises que vous avez posté!
Je suis le classe de français et il était très utile d'écouter eux.
But, thanks, and I'll keep looking into maybe ordering them online.

Zoe said...

May have to download some of these to have a little listen to... You're making me miss Paris terribly, Sarra!

I want to go back!


So Many Books, So Little Time said...

I finished Nobody's Girl last night (well, very early this morning!) and I really loved it. It's one of my favourites. I completley loved the ending. So romantic!

Anonymous said...

completely loved nobodys girl!

i literally read it all on the train home from london after the worst university interview ever, it completely made up for my rubbish day!

love all of your books they always leave a smile on my face :)

Blue Floppy Hat said...

You've got some of my favourite songs on there! I'm always surprised by how soft Francoise Hardy's voice is, in comparison to the rasp that I expect after looking at pictures of her.

I haven't read Nobody's Girl yet, but need to start pestering my local bookshop to try and get it in. I cried over Let's Get Lost, and am half dreading a repeat experience.

Anonymous said...

Sarra, I absolutely love your books. They inspire me each time I read them. I honestly wish you would, one day, write a novel about an art girl. You're fantastic writing about art BOYS, so why not a story involving an art girl? Quirky, loves the color purple, has an odd fixation with peanut butter and jelly sandwiches? I don't know, something!

Oh, and I strongly suggest you look up the band, 'Cloud Cult'. If you haven't heard them already, I think you'd adore them. They're practically life-hanging.



Roxanne said...

Hey Sarra,
Read Nobody's Girl and it was awesome which just isn't a surprise anymore. Got so addicted to reading it which was bad because i had deadlines...

I read the DOC series and it got me into photography back when i was 14 (for only boy reasons) but it turned out i loved it, 5 years on i am still doing it!

Already looking forward to your next book.

Roxy x

Beth said...

Hi Sarra,
I've read just about all of your books and recently finished reading Nobody's Girl which i absolutely loved. It is such a sweet story and I thought that it was so inspiring and touching!
I would really really really like to read a sequel to "Nobodys Girl" maybe you could call it "Tophs Girl" hehe and it could follow a road trip that the guys take the year after and Bea meets his family this time!!

You are a legendary writer!

please think about a sequel!


InkIsPretty said...

I love Guitar Girl (as I'm sure many do), I read it over & over. The ending always leaves me kind of hurt. But it was perfect, there was no better way to leave me thinking.
I think you should try to get it made into a film. It's the kind of story I know would do well, as long as you don't let anybody ruin in like so many writers have.

I'm going to be seventeen next month. If you ever make that movie, you should let me audition. Keep writing please.
-Alice Saulnier.