In celebration of the paperback release of MARILLA OF GREEN GABLES, Bookmarks hosted a sumptuous Afternoon Tea with author Sarah McCoy at the historic Henry F. Shaffner House in downtown Winston-Salem. Each ticket came with a signed copy of the book, maple creams, scones, and other delights prepared by the pâtissier of the Flour Box Tea Room.

The sold-out affair was a truly unique author experience. Upon arrival, guests were asked to you write down questions – along with their names – which were then put it into a large sweet tea jar. McCoy proceeded to pull questions in “Book Club Bingo” fashion and answer them while readers enjoyed tea and goodies served by the Shaffner House waitstaff. Much laughter and many secrets were shared. By the end of the event, all in attendance felt a kindred spirit to McCoy and her muse, Marilla Cuthbert.

Cindy Martin was the grand prize winner of a collectible MARILLA OF GREEN GABLES basket, prepared by the author herself. The event will go down as a favorite for all who attended.

Carlsbad Library Presents Author Talks “Classics Revisited”

Carlsbad Library presented an afternoon of Classics Revisited as part of their Author Talks series.

Return to Green Gables with Sarah McCoy, New York Times, USA Today, and international bestselling author of Marilla of Green Gables, and explore nostalgic recipes with Jenne Bergstrom and Miko Osada, authors of The Little Women Cookbook: Novel Takes on Classic Recipes from Meg, Jo, Beth, Amy and Friends. Presented in partnership with Adventures by the Book and the City of Carlsbad.

The Westgate Hotel’s Annual Literary Tea Featuring Sarah McCoy

The annual Literary Tea at the historic Westgate Hotel is sponsored by the hotel and Adventures by the Book. Over books, bubbly, and delectable tea treats of crab cakes, scones, & seasonal berries, readers basked in a marvelous afternoon with New York Times, USA Today, and international bestselling author Sarah McCoy. While drinking tea and champagne, Sarah shared how the beloved character Marilla Cuthbert from the series Anne of Green Gables became the woman she did, and how Sarah created a story that has become equally as loved as the original.

The San Diego Union-Tribune Features Sarah McCoy

Sarah McCoy, a lifelong fan, returns to Green Gables with prequel

‘Marilla of Green Gables’ is a prequel novel that explores Matthew and Marilla Cuthberts’ early life on the farm, before Anne came to live with them


Internationally best-selling author Sarah McCoy wrote “Marilla of Green Gables” as a tribute to the series by L.M. Montgomery, “Anne of Green Gables.” McCoy believes Montgomery’s book resonates with today’s readers because “it’s about one old woman, one old man, and one unwanted orphan who break social conventions while celebrating the traditions of the heart. Together they overcome adversity, fear and failures as individuals and as a family.

“The novel tells readers, ‘You can, too.’ It’s a message of hope that can be hard to hear amid the onslaught of daily sound bites today,” says McCoy, whose previous novels include “The Mapmaker’s Children” and “The Baker’s Daughter,” a 2012 Goodreads Choice Award nominee. “But between the reader and the page, it has a chance to seed itself in a person’s spirit. I know its capacity. I experienced it the first time I read ‘Anne of Green Gables.’ The books influenced who I grew to be as an adult. I believe that’s why it thrives across generations. Readers are seeking that out in their reading experiences and passing it on to their friends, children and grandchildren.”

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Sarah McCoy Featured Author at Southern Festival of Books

Sarah McCoy brings Marilla of Green Gables (in paperback)to Nashville’s annual illustrious book festival.

The Southern Festival of Books: A Celebration of the Written Word℠ is a free, three-day Festival hosted each October where readers and writers are offered an opportunity to celebrate the joy of reading and lifelong learning.

Thousands of book lovers come together to hear panels and solo sessions featuring 200 of the nation’s foremost writers. In addition to attending sessions, attendees peruse exhibitor booths, food trucks, and enjoy musical, theatrical, and spoken word performances, along with events for children and youth, on three performance stages on the Plaza.  

Sarah McCoy Featured Author at Lake Lure Book & Bites Luncheon

Sarah McCoy capped off the 2019 Book & Bites literary season with a packed banquet room of kindred spirits. Sponsored by the Friends of the Mountain Branch Library at the Lake Lure Inn & Spa, the luncheon featured McCoy’s latest novel “Marilla of Green Gables,” a tale of life at Green Gables . . . before Anne Shirley. This moving historical novel, set in rural Prince Edward Island in the nineteenth century, imagines the young life of spinster Marilla Cuthbert.

Influential Authors at 10th Annual Gaithersburg Book Festival

Sarah McCoy was among the featured authors at the 10th annual Gaithersburg Book Festival in Gaithersburg, Maryland. With a crowd estimated at 23,500, this is quickly becoming one of the most popular book parties in the nation and a great kickoff to summer reading festivities.

“I love coming to this festival, it really is one of the best in the nation and I have gone to almost all the book festivals in the nation,” said McCoy.

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Marilla of Green Gables at Unbound Book Festival

A standing ovation for the 4th annual Unbound Book Festival in Columbia, Missouri. Celebrity authors from across the country were brought together with Missouri readers on the campus of Stephens College for two days of unreserved book celebration.

To order signed copies of Sarah and other Unbound Book Festival authors’ work, contact Skylark Bookshop via email or phone.

Marilla of Green Gables featured at Literature Lovers’ Night Out™

April 2019 Literature Lovers’ Night Out Fierce Four:
Pam Jenoff, Susan Gloss, Sarah McCoy, Meredith May

The April blizzard in Minneapolis didn’t stop Literature Lovers’ Night Out™ tickets from being oversold with two nights of author-reader fun for the history books. Authors Sarah McCoy, Pam Jenoff, Susan Gloss, and Meredith May became the Fierce Four as they soldiered through the 15 inches of snow that fell on the Twin Cities in under 24 hours. All for the love of literature! If anyone missed their appearance in Minnesota, signed copies of all the authors’ books can be ordered from their fearless hosts Excelsior Bay Books and Valley Booksellers.