Sarah Addison Allen

Sarah grew up in the beautiful mountains of western North Carolina, where her mother still makes cornbread that is out of this world and her father plays old-timey banjo, claw-hammer style. Neither of these talents were passed on to Sarah, but she did become very good at eating and listening. The former made her fond of elastic waistbands, the latter turned her into a writer.

Sarah has her B.A. in Literature and her first book, the romantic comedy Tried and True, written under the pen name Katie Gallagher, was published by Harlequin Duets. It was nominated by The Romantic Times for both Best First Book and Best Duets of 2003. The projects she's currently working on include comedic chick lit, a southern magical realism book, and a trilogy of futuristic romances. Sarah's mainstream debut, Garden Spells, a quirky book of Southern-fried magical realism, was published by Bantam Dell in 2007. Her stories Fly By Night and I'll See You in My Dreams appear in More Sweet Tea and Sweeter Tea anthologies from BelleBooks.

Her books from BelleBooks/Bell Bridge Books:

The Firefly Dance
In My Dreams

On Grandma's Porch
More Sweet Tea