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Author event and giveaway: Sarah McCoy

June 11, 2015

Sarah McCoy

“You have to be called to be a writer.”

I “met” Sarah McCoy online several years ago and have thoroughly enjoyed interacting with her so I was very excited to find out she was coming to Fiction Addiction.  I marked the date on my calendar and anxiously waited for the day to come.  To be honest, I was just a tiny bit worried, though, since I’d never met her in person – what if she wasn’t the way I expected her to be?  Well, it turns out, I worried for nothing – Sarah is adorable and just as sweet as she can be!  She’s also a fantastic hugger!

Sarah earned an undergraduate degree in Communication from Virginia Tech and then worked two years in a job she hated before pursuing her MFA from Old Dominion.  It was there that she wrote her first book, The Time it Snowed in Puerto Rico.  She learned a lot with the publication of that book because it was hard to classify – should it be promoted as YA or women’s fiction?  She decided she wanted the past to enlighten us and turned to historical fiction and hasn’t looked back.  Sarah’s second book, The Baker’s Daughter, returned to bestseller lists in May.

In her newest book, The Mapmaker’s Children, Sarah brings together the stories of two women – John Brown’s daughter, Sarah, in the past and Eden in the modern day.  On the surface the two women have very different lives, but they actually have a lot in common.  This book is getting great reviews and you can read my thoughts here.

I got Sarah to autograph a copy of The Mapmaker’s Children for one lucky reader.  To enter to win an autographed copy of THE MAPMAKER’S CHILDREN, simply fill out the entry form.  Contest is open worldwide – one entry per person, please.  I will use to determine the winner.  Contest ends at midnight EDT Sunday, June 21 2015.    Comments are welcome (and appreciated) but will not get you an entry in the contest.

16 Comments leave one →
  1. June 11, 2015 4:52 am

    thanks for making this open to all

  2. June 11, 2015 7:21 am

    I’m so glad you met Sarah and she turned out to be as nice as you hoped. I’m looking forward to her latest book.

  3. June 11, 2015 7:28 am

    I should read more historical fiction, and I’m geographically challenged so I might learn something about maps, too! Thanks for the giveaway!

  4. Patty permalink
    June 11, 2015 7:58 am

    What fun! I am determined to get to Fiction Addiction someday and eat at that Tupello Cafe!

  5. June 11, 2015 10:05 am

    I love the fact that you have such a wonderful indie bookstore so close to you. We have BookPeople here in Austin, but I am now so far to the north, it makes it difficult.

  6. June 11, 2015 10:08 am

    Nothing is worse than having to go to a job you hate everyday. Glad she decided to do what she loves!

  7. June 11, 2015 11:48 am

    I’ve heard lots of buzz about this book and am glad for the chance to enter to win it. Thanks so much for making the contest open world-wide!

  8. June 11, 2015 1:13 pm

    Thank you, Kathy.

    I really want to read this book…it sounds incredible.


  9. June 11, 2015 1:16 pm

    What a great event! We don’t get many author visits around here…

  10. June 11, 2015 4:06 pm

    This sounds good!

  11. June 11, 2015 8:51 pm

    Kathy, thanks for hosting this giveaway. I’ll add it to my blog’s sidebar. The book sounds excellent.

  12. June 11, 2015 10:18 pm

    How awesome that you got to finally meet! Looking forward to this book.

  13. June 12, 2015 12:34 am

    How awesome that you got to meet Sarah and oh how jealous I am! Lol.

  14. bookingmama permalink
    June 12, 2015 7:35 am

    I was lucky enough to meet Sarah a few years ago when she was promoting THE BAKER’S DAUGHTER. She is the best!

  15. June 12, 2015 8:58 pm

    I know Sarah through social media, but can you believe it? I haven’t read any of her books yet! I’m waiting on Mapmaker’s Children from the library but maybe I’ll win the autographed copy!

  16. June 15, 2015 12:02 am

    It’s nice when an author can live up to your expectations!

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