Announcing Sara Farizan Author Of If You Could Be Mine

We are thrilled to host another debut author this year! Sara Farizan author of IF YOU COULD BE MINE has joined #ATBF13! Sara hails from the Boston area so be sure to give her a warm Texas welcome on September 28th. Let’s get to know Sara.

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Facebook or Twitter?
I am a longtime Facebook user for stalking tantric interests but am trying to get better at Twitter. I don’t know that I am clever enough for Twitter yet.

Where you a theater geek or a band geek?
I was an absolute theater geek. I stage managed, wrote and directed plays, acted but no musical theater. I can’t sing at all. I can lip sync very well though.

Do you believe in love at first sight?
I like to believe in love at first sight, but it ends up being lust at first sight with disastrous results.

What is your favorite Dixie Chicks song?
I like the politics behind “Not Ready to Make Nice.”

For more information about Sara Farizan and her books, check out her author page at Algonquin.

Seventeen-year-old Sahar has been in love with her best friend, Nasrin, since they were six. They’ve shared stolen kisses and romantic promises. But Iran is a dangerous place for two girls in love—Sahar and Nasrin could be beaten, imprisoned, even executed if their relationship came to light.

So they carry on in secret—until Nasrin’s parents announce that they’ve arranged for her marriage. Nasrin tries to persuade Sahar that they can go on as they have been, only now with new comforts provided by the decent, well-to-do doctor Nasrin will marry. But Sahar dreams of loving Nasrin exclusively—and openly.

Then Sahar discovers what seems like the perfect solution. In Iran, homosexuality may be a crime, but to be a man trapped in a woman’s body is seen as nature’s mistake, and sex reassignment is legal and accessible. As a man, Sahar could be the one to marry Nasrin. Sahar will never be able to love the one she wants, in the body she wants to be loved in, without risking her life. Is saving her love worth sacrificing her true self?

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