Sarah Jio is a #1 international USA Today and New York Times bestselling author, she has written ten novels with Penguin Books and Random House (Ballantine). Her newest book, All the Flowers in Paris, was released on August 13, 2019. Sarah was recently featured in the September issue of Welcome Home and because she devoted two recent trips for the research of her book, she wrote about her favorite places in Paris to add to your list for your next trip! Sarah graciously offered to answer a few questions about becoming a writing and what’s next for her!
1. Why did you become a writer?
I pretty much came out of my mother’s womb with a pen in my hand! No seriously! She’d tell you that! I’ve been writing since the moment I could put letters together and though everything in my life has not gone according to plan, I am eternally grateful that I have been blessed with a career I have been passionate about from day one! I love the world of imagination and day-dreaming, so I have more ideas for books than I could ever use. I only wish I had more time! I’ve written ten novels, but hope to have had a fraction of the career that Debbie has had. What a joy it is to do what we love!
2. What inspired your current book?
My deep and abiding love of the city of Paris, for sure (in fact, my husband will tell you that I would spend the rest of my life happily sitting in French cafes if you let me!), as well as my endless fascination with the stories from the World War II era. The courage and strength of spirit that the previous generation displayed under the most tragic, heartbreaking circumstances never ceases to inspire and amaze me.
3. What’s next for you?
More novels to be written! I’ve started down the path of a new story that has found a special place in my heart. Coming soon! I’ve also just launched the Mod About You podcast with my husband, Brandon—focusing on all things lifestyle, from a him-and-her perspective. We’re having a blast and I hope you can listen in! Also, not to be forgotten: mom life! I’m raising my three boys and three wonderful step sons and fitting in as much travel as possible. Life is good!