Sarah Strohmeyer

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Sarah Strohmeyer
Born17 December 1962
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
OccupationWriter, novelist
Genre Mystery,
Notable worksBubbles Yablonsky SeriesThe Cinderella Pact

Sarah Strohmeyer is an American author of eighteen crime novels and humorous books about relations between men and women. She is best known for her Bubbles Yablonsky series about a Pennsylvania hairdresser who is drawn into solving various crimes and murders.



Strohmeyer grew up in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, later attending Tufts University and graduating with a degree in International Relations. After graduation Strohmeyer began working as a journalist, initially for the Home News in New Brunswick, and the Plain Dealer in Cleveland, but later moved to Bethel, Vermont and working for the Valley News . [1] In 1997 Strohmeyer published Barbie Unbound, which she wrote in response to her seeing several mothers refuse to allow their children to play with the doll due to it being perceived as being a "bimbo". [2] Strohmeyer, who has two grown children, lives in Middlesex, Vermont with her husband, [3] and is currently the town clerk. [4]

Reception and awards

Reception to Strohmeyer's work has been predominantly positive, [5] with her book The Cinderella Pact garnering praise from the Roanoke Times. [6] The book was later turned into a 2010 movie called "Lying to be Perfect" which aired on the Lifetime channel.



Bubbles Yablonsky series

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