Sarah Dessen is the author of more than a dozen novels, including What Happened to Goodbye, a New York Times bestseller. Her first two books, That Summer and Someone Like You, were made into the movie How to Deal. Her books are frequently chosen for the top-ten list for teens and young adults. She is the winner of the Margaret A. Edwards Award for her contributions to young-adult literature and the Romantic Times Career Achievement Award. She graduated with highest honors in creative writing from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.