With much gratitude and love for all the friends, family, colleagues and mentors who helped me arrive at this place in my career, I am turning the page to a new chapter (and toasting with some sparkling cider with my 3-year-old!). After seven novels with Penguin Books (and nothing but fondness and appreciation to my beloved editor and friends at Penguin), I am so thrilled to announce that I have accepted a 3-book deal in the US with Ballantine Books at Random House, which will be my new publishing home alongside authors such as Jodi Picoult, Emily Giffin, Anna Quindlen, Debbie Macomber, Lisa See, Curtis Sittenfeld and so many others.
While the landscape of my life has changed in many ways this year, in my heart, much remains the same. I’m still the little girl who loves to write stories and share them. Nothing in life is certain; and it is no secret that this year has been very hard for me in my personal life. But I get up every day excited about three things: my boys, my coffee, and my career.
I have a lot to be grateful for, and so much to celebrate right now. Here’s the announcement that ran in Publisher’s Marketplace: “New York Times bestselling author Sarah Jio’s next three novels moving to Jennifer Hershey at Ballantine by Elisabeth Weed at Weed Literary (NA).