All the Fun Things! Longing for Paris Website Launch, Webinar, Pre-Order Goodness and MORE! - Sarah Mae
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All the Fun Things! Longing for Paris Website Launch, Webinar, Pre-Order Goodness and MORE!



Longing for Paris is only $8 on Amazon today! Get it HERE!

More signed copies from B & N are up for grabs! Get them HERE!

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Today is SUCH a happy day!

First of all, I’m sorry I haven’t been around here much, but I have been cooking things up behind the scenes. Well, that and spending my days at the pool with my babes. POOL PASS FOR THE WIN.

Back to today.

The Longing for Paris website is UP!!! Go on and take a look around by clicking HERE! Isn’t is so pretty and charming?! Here’s a snippet from the homepage (and the intro to the book):

I HAVE READ about women taking off to travel the world in order to discover themselves. They journey to beautiful places and they meet interesting people, try irresistible food, and gain perspective into their souls. I have often thought about how much I would love to do that. I would love to go somewhere beautiful and release myself to it. I would love to go to Paris. But I have a family and a life that calls me to the normal everyday lifestyle, so I need to figure things out in my soul right where I am. Some of you might relate.

Some of you might feel suffocated and are just about dying to get away or figure out your life or do something that gives breath to your soul. I get it. And so I’m asking, how do I navigate the tensions between my longings and my reality? How do I figure out how to enjoy my life right in the middle of the normalcy of it all? Read the rest HERE!

You can also read the author’s note, intro and the first chapter by heading HERE. But WAIT, I have more fun for you! Read on…

Some things.

First, I was so tickled to get 321 copies of my book in the mail today to be signed for Barnes & Noble online, only to discover that THE FIRST 16 PAGES WERE OUT OF ORDER. For the Love (hat tip Jen Hatmaker). Speaking of Jen, if you are on her email list, which I am, then you were privy to the her hilarious story about her own signing debacle. She had just finished signing the pages and had a stack when water got spilled all over them! After getting them as dry and flat as she could, she spritzed perfume on them, and sent them off anyway. I would tell you to order them, but they are already sold out. FOR THE LOVE. Again.

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From my Instagram

These things happen. But I did get to at least see and feel and hug the book, knowing all would be corrected soon. Joy.

Get a Signed Copy of Longing for Paris!

I will still be signing over 300 books for Barnes & Noble and you can get one by going HERE! Now listen up! I am not just signing these books, I am numbering them. Why you ask? Oh friends, sweet friends, I have plans. 🙂 There will be some random giveaways happening. That’s all you need to know for now.

Go on, pre-order your signed copy, but do it fast because once they’re gone, they’re gone!


Pre-Order Goodness!

Now for MORE good stuff! Most of you know by now (I think) that pre-orders are important. Retailers need to see that people are interested in the book, or they won’t order very many. For example, some of you might remember when Sally and I launched Desperate, we did not have a pre-order campaign and because of that many of you had to wait WEEKS before you could get a copy on Amazon because the warehouse sold out within hours. I don’t want to see that happen with Longing for Paris. So, I planned a few fun things to encourage you to pre-order.

Why Pre-Ordering Rocks FOR YOU

When you pre-order you will get your book on the launch date. No waiting.  This happens because technically the books are in the warehouse before the launch date, so they will ship to you and you will have them to hold and hug and read on launch day. Score.

Also, when you pre-order, you don’t have to think about anything. The book will just show up on your door on August 4th, a lovely surprise in your mailbox. You will pick it up, smile, and immediately go out for a croissant and coffee. I mean really, isn’t that bonus enough?

And last but not least, when you pre-order Longing for Paris, you get gifts. SO FUN. I’ll be sharing different gifts for those who pre-order throughout the weeks counting down to launch day on August 4th! Today I’d like to tell you about the first gift I have for you…

Live Webinar with Me and Sally Clarkson!

Everyone who pre-orders the book gets access to a webinar Sally Clarkson and I are doing on longings and how we can fill our souls right where we are. This is especially pertinent to moms.


If you already pre-ordered you get access to the webinar! You just need your receipt so you can fill out the form at the end of this post!

The webinar will be in late July and will have a live chat function; we want to talk with you! If you can’t make it, we’ll send you a link to listen to the recorded version. Sally and I are so excited about this! Make sure you fill out the form at the end of this post to get access!

Pre-Order Now!


Get your signed copy from Barnes & Noble or head to Amazon or whoever your favorite online retailer is!

Whew! That was a lot. But I have to tell you, it is an honor to write words that I pray will bring relief to the souls of those who need it. And friends, that is it, the whole point, the prayer, the everything; it’s to write words that matter in the Kingdom.

Thank you all for your support and your kindness and the fact that you actually buy my books. May I never take it for granted.

Love, Sarah Mae

To get your gifts, just fill out this form!

P.S. What should we do with all the books where the first 16 pages are jumbled. Anyone have any fun or brilliant ideas?

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  • Alisa Harvey

    Hi Sarah Mae! I just preordered your new book from B&N and I can’t wait to read it! I did fill out the form but I wanted to be sure it worked as when I clicked submit it went to an “oops this page can not be found” page. Are you able to confirm for me? Thank you!

    • Sarah Mae

      It went through and that page is fixed! So sorry!

      • Alisa Harvey

        Thank you so much!!

  • Samantha

    Hi! Did you get my form? I preordered and filled out the form and it said page not found 🙁 Hopefully I’m in!

    • Sarah Mae

      Yep! 🙂

  • Jessica Smith Cook

    Hoping I was in the first 50! I need a new journal so bad haha.

  • Patti Pierce

    What happens if our form accidentally got submitted with no receipt number or an incomplete receipt number? You he first time, it submitted before I had a chance to complete where I purchased it at and a receipt number. so I resubmitted it but it submitted before I was able to put in the last number of my receipt?

    • Sarah Mae

      We’ll figure it out – we have your name! 🙂

  • Christin

    Pre-ordered! Woo hoo!!

    • Sarah Mae

      Thank you so much Christin! 🙂

  • Terra

    Oh Sarah Mae, the timing of this is just perfect. I have been struggling with a longing too. Despite our church, friends and my husband and kids, feeling like a stranger in this town. Feeling like I should be somewhere else. Wondering if it is just selfishness or a true desire from God. If it is from God, then why am here feeling like I’m stuck. So, all that to say, I am very much looking forward to reading your book and checking out your new website AND especially the podcast with Sally. Thank you!

  • Davonne Parks

    Just ordered my copy! Bummed I’m not in the first 50 but whoohoo, congratulations to you for selling a bunch of pre-orders! As for what to do with the books that have 16 incorrect pages, either sign & donate them to women’s shelters or do this:

    Looking forward to reading your new book!

  • Tracy

    I have an idea for what to do with some of the messed up books… Tear out the pages to make one of the book page wreaths I have seen on Pinterest. A fun way to display some of the pages in your home all year round. Congrats on the book!

  • Meagan Visser

    Hey Sarah! I just pre-ordered your book on Amazon. I can’t wait to get it. I read the Intro and first chapter and had tears in my eyes. I totally feel the same way, and I can’t wait to dive into your book and learn from your experience. Anyway, I’d love to sit in on the webinar with you and Sally, but the link to the form isn’t active. Am I missing something?

    • Sarah Mae

      Did you ever get this figured out? 🙂

      • Meagan Visser

        Yep! Thanks. I just clicked the link in the sidebar and got the email address to send my order receipt to. Thanks!! Can’t wait to dive into this book!

  • Amanda Andrews

    For the jumbled word books, use the pages to make a floral bouquet! Honestly, Pinterest has tons of ideas of things to do with book pages. Etsy has stuff for sale that can give you ideas as well. I’ve seen wreaths, book ends (cut the pages into a letter or an ampersand, then use modge podge to make it bulky). You could also release them as a rare, collectible edition! 😉

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