Tuesday, March 14, 2017

THE GIRL WHO COULD NOT DREAM out today in paperback!

Very excited that the paperback edition of THE GIRL WHO COULD NOT DREAM is out in the world today!!! And with a lovely new cover! Thanks so much, Clarion Books / Houghton Mifflin Harcourt!  Monster is so excited to now exist in an all-new, much more bendy format.

*shares cupcakes with everyone*


(Cover art by Manuel Sumberac)

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Monday, March 06, 2017

ALA Alex Award Medal

Look what came in the mail! My ALA Alex Award medal for THE QUEEN OF BLOOD! It's so cool, and heavy! Thanks, American Library Association!


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Starred Review for THE RELUCTANT QUEEN!

Starred review from Publishers Weekly for THE RELUCTANT QUEEN!!!  Yay!  So happy!

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Monday, February 20, 2017

Announcing THE DEEPEST BLUE!!!

I'm thrilled to announce that there will be a 4th Renthia book! Sold THE DEEPEST BLUE, a companion novel to my Queens of Renthia series, to Harper Voyager, for publication in spring 2019!!!


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Thursday, February 09, 2017

Excerpt from Journey Across the Hidden Islands

Just posted the first two chapters of my upcoming MG fantasy book, JOURNEY ACROSS THE HIDDEN ISLANDS! Check 'em out here: http://www.sarahbethdurst.com/Journeyexcerpt.htm

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Thursday, February 02, 2017

Redesigned Website

Cue drumroll and trumpets...  Very pleased to unveil my newly redesigned website: www.sarahbethdurst.com   Tah-dah!  Do you like it???


Monday, January 23, 2017

THE QUEEN OF BLOOD won an Alex Award!!!

My book, THE QUEEN OF BLOOD, just won an Alex Award!!!!! It's an American Library Association (ALA) award given to ten books written for adults that have special appeal to young adults. I am so honored, grateful, and thrilled! Thank you to ALA and the Alex committee!!! And congratulations to the other winners!

*Snoopy dance of joy*


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Tuesday, January 10, 2017


Excited to reveal the cover art for my first picture book, ROAR AND SPARKLES GO TO SCHOOL, illustrated by Ben Whitehouse and coming out this June from Running Press Kids! Get ready for the cute!!! 


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Monday, December 12, 2016


So excited to share the cover for my next epic fantasy novel, THE RELUCTANT QUEEN, book two of The Queens of Renthia series (coming July 2017 from Harper Voyager)!!!  Thanks so much to the artist, Stephan Martiniere, for continuing to grace my books with his gorgeous artwork.


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Sunday, October 02, 2016

The Wall

My sweet and wonderful husband got THE QUEEN OF BLOOD book jacket framed and added it to The Wall. :)