Sarah is the USA Today and International Bestselling Author of over forty contemporary and epic fantasy stories, and the creator of the Kingdom of the White Sea and Saga of Crimson & Clover universes.
Born a geek, Sarah spends her time crafting rich and multilayered worlds, obsessing over history, playing her retribution paladin (and sometimes destruction warlock), and settling provocative Tolkien debates, such as why the Great Eagles are not Gandalf’s personal taxi service. Passionate about travel, she’s been to over twenty countries collecting sparks of inspiration, and is always planning her next adventure.
Sarah and her husband live in a beautiful corner of SE Pennsylvania with their three tiny benevolent pug dictators.
Phew, okay, that’s the official bio.
I’m an INFJ, 3 Enneagram, D/S on DISC, and a one-two punch of Command and Activator on Clifton Strengths. I’m high strung, but soft hearted. I want to do *all the things,* and sometimes forget to pause and breathe. I’ve been writing since I was seven, and published my first book at thirty-one. On average, I write between 350k-550k words per year, and publish 3-5 new titles.
I look forward to my morning coffee, pug snuggles, and whatever trip I have planned next. I’m married, but also in a committed relationship with Britbox (It’s Complicated). I read mostly outside the genre I write in. I don’t diet because I love potatoes.
I make lists of lists of lists of lists…
Saga of Crimson & Clover
Kingdom of the White Sea
Read more about the books on my official website.
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Thanks for stopping by my blog!
I love the look and layout of yours, it’s gorgeous!
Thank you! And no problem, I am totally with you on the excitement of a new notebook 🙂
Hi, I’ve really enjoyed reading your blogs, and well done on winning NanoWrimo in 2011! That’s amazing. I would like to nominate you for the Liebster award. Please let me know if this is okay! 🙂
Wow, that is really awesome and thoughtful of you, thank you! This will be my first award 🙂 Just let me know what I need to do!
Ah no worries 🙂 You have to post eleven facts about yourself, then answer the questions I give you, then you have to make up eleven of your own questions and nominate eleven people 🙂 Enjoy! I will let you know when I put the post up.
Cool! I really want to read your books. Right now I don’t have much time though but I finish my job in less than a week and then I can get around to doing some things before jetting off in March.
I’m trying to wrtie as well but I have to really sit down at some point and go over it all again.
I hear you, I’m in an editing phase of my latest right now, and it’s making me want to pull my hair out. Literally. All of it.
If you have Amazon Prime and a Kindle, you can actually get the first book free right now through the lending library. I’m having it removed on 3/31, but its free until then at least 🙂
Enjoy your crazy travels…I am itching for another trip soon myself.
I hear Aruba is very nice 🙂
I will check out the Amazon thing when I get a chance. Got to get ready for work now 😦
Aruba sounds especially nice right now. Living Social has been taunting me with trip deals.
Well, now you have a friend who will be in Aruba for the next 6 months starting March! 🙂
Lucky! You must hate your job 🙂
It’s not so bad..not so good either!
6 nights a week does kind of take its toll though.
I just come back to Scotland to work and earn money then I dissapear for a wee (Scottish little) adventure. Or big adventure..
I have just nominated you for the Liebster Blog Award.
Thank you so much for the consideration. I really appreciate it and I’ve put my “pay it forward” post up as well.
You are welcome.
Two in one day. . . . you must be doing something right.
Hi! My post is us! I hope you enjoy answering my questions 🙂
Thank you again…this was so thoughtful and unexpected! My post is up as well.
Hi Sarah! I’ve tagged you in The Next Big Thing Blog Hop. 🙂 If you’re interested in participating, the details are on my blog!
Neat! I’ll work on that this week. Thanks for thinking of me 🙂
I looked on your blog, but could find no way (other than this) to contact you. This might be a useful thing to provide. Many bloggers provide a link that needs to be deciphered by a human (to minimize the spam) such as ‘name at gmail dot’ because not everyone wants to leave a public comment such as this. It is useful on my blog in case someone wants to point out I have a norrible typo I’d probably want to remove.
The other thing you might find useful is to add to your sidebar one of the ways of finding ALL your posts. There are ‘Archives” and calendars and many other things at WordPress that show a way to access previous posts so that someone who likes your writing can look back and read older posts. Check other blogs to see which form you like, and WordPress will help you figure out how to install them. I think mine was under Widgets on the Dashboard.
Hi Abe- I do have a menu for all my posts on the right side, under Categories. The top menu has the same setup, just collapsed into parent categories.
Not providing my email is intentional. I will if someone asks for it, in case of a need of a private discussion, but otherwise find it easier to track it all here.
Thanks for the suggestions!
Ah – I didn’t realize that the Categories covered ALL your posts – I guess mine do, too, but I also have the chronological archives. I do use the archives with the dates for reading all the posts when I find a new blog I like – then I’m sure I didn’t miss any of them, but your way works too.
You have a lot of followers – possibly having an easy contact would generate too many emails. Someone suggested it on their blog – I’ve had a couple of contacts that way. NP, as the kids say.
Thanks for answering.
I’m working on setting up web-hosting at home so I can actually control the content a bit better than the way the “free” wordpress themes are currently set up. I really want to make everything uniform and accessible (I’m incredibly particular about things like that). Once I do, I’ll be changing the format and menus completely, I think.
I have considered setting up an email address just for this blog, but then, I’d have to remember to check it 😛
Wow! Very nice. 🙂
Thanks for popping over to my blog and commenting on my post. You’ve got a very interesting blog here. 🙂 I love how your posts are filled with enthusiasm and energy for writing – sometjhing which, I’m afraid, I often lose a grip of.
I also love that you self-published. I was thinking about self-publishing a year ago, but I (as is often the case) got sidetracked with a different project and my revising was shelved.
Thank you so much! As a writer, it can be easy to get caught up in defeat, and I can be just as guilty, so I have to force myself to always see the upside and keep going. Sometimes when you tell yourself things are going well, they in fact start to go well eventually 🙂
If you ever want any tips on self-publishing, let me know! I am by no means an expert on it, but can tell you about my experiences.
Yeah! It’s the mind over matter theory. I must remember that.
Thanks for the offer. I think I’m gonna concentrate on my other projects for the moment, but if you have any tips about editing, I will gratefully listen.
I’m by no means an expert on editing, but can definitely give you some tips on what has worked for me in the past. Feel free to email me anytime at scradit (at) gmail (dot) com
Hello! I’ve nominated you for the Inspirational Blog Award, as I greatly enjoy reading your blogs and writing style!
Please accept this.
And remember the rules
Well done !
Thank you so much Susan! I will try to work on it this week 🙂
Ah, a kindred spirit! Tolkien and travel! But Sarah, good authors aren’t supposed to be pretty- no fair.
Who said I was good??
Hi there. I’m sure you already get a lot of these, but I went ahead and nominated you for the Sunshine Award. I got the nod, and I wanted to pass it on to some of my favorite bloggers. You were one of the first that came to mind. Anyway, you don’t have to do anything if you aren’t in to that sort of thing, but I wanted to let you know! http://jcmarckx.wordpress.com/2013/03/28/because-of-my-sunny-disposition/
Thank you! That’s really thoughtful of you to think of me. I have another one I need to work on so I’ll combine the two and get that going in the next week 🙂
Thanks for the follow! Anyone who likes Tolkien that much is alright by me. It was the first series I ever fell in love with. Well, I guess everything else pales. Cheers!
Always happy to meet fellow writers…and, well, a love for Tolkien is just icing on the cake. 🙂
nominated you for an award- http://itsjennythewren.wordpress.com/2013/04/04/the-very-inspiring-blog-award/ x
Heartfelt thanks for liking the post you read at Free Little Words. I am an author in the making and look forward to perusing your blog.
No problem at all…all writers in the making should stick together 🙂
Hi Sarah, Thank you so much for following my blog. Truly honoured to be followed by a writer! 🙂
Thank YOU for the follow back. You have the honor of being my 200th follower 🙂
Cheers!! 😀 😀
Thanks for following my blog!
You’re quite welcome 🙂
Hi Sarah- just started following! Your series looks so interesting-can’t wait to read it!
So glad you are following me also.
Thank you! If you do, you will need to let me know what you think of it 🙂
Found yours off a link on Readful Things…always happy to find great blogs to follow!
I have awarded you with the Versatile Blogger Award! Please check out my post to receive the award http://theclaymoreandsurcoat.com/2013/04/15/versatile-blogger-award/This is a NO pressure nomination. You don’t have to do anything if you don’t want to. I just wanted you to know that I am pleased to have you as part of my blogging world!
Wow, thanks Olivia! I appreciate the thought! I will save this one for ‘V’ this month 🙂
Thank you for following my blog, Sarah. Much appreciated! 🙂
Quite welcome 🙂
Hi Sarah, thanks for stopping by and following my little blog! I’ve returned the favour as I try to support authors and their work! Cheers mate!!
No worries mate!! It was a pleasure! 😀
Hello, I’ve nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award (http://versatilebloggeraward.wordpress.com/vba-rules/). Congratulations!
Thank you so much!
Welcome to RCC! 😀
Thank you Saunved! 🙂
You’re welcome! Don’t forget to update your goals! 😀
Ooh, how do I do that?
Sorry for confusing you, I was just speaking about posting what you achieved through your week or if you did something great related to your goals…
Ah, yes 🙂 And April is finally almost over so I can stop doing these dang A to Z posts and start doing normal ones again!
Hello, Sarah! You are one of the fifteen bloggers I nominated for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award. The award says it all, I guess, and I believe you deserve it. Cheers! Congrats! =) — Francis
Thank you Francis! That was very kind of you! 🙂
Merci pour le fait d’ajouter cher!!! d–0.o–b
vous êtes les bienvenus!
Hi Sarah! I nominated you for an award. Please don’t feel obligated to accept. Just wanted to recognize you for all you do to help authors and aspiring authors like myself. Thank you!
Wow, thank you so much for thinking of me Melissa. That was so thoughtful, and I really really appreciate it 🙂
I have nominated you for the Liebster award. I very much hope that you will accept this and congratulations.
For the rules see my post: http://julianfroment.wordpress.com/2013/05/04/the-liebster-award/
Thank you Julian!! 🙂
It’s a pleasure. I very much enjoy visiting your blog.
Thanks so much for passing by my blog. I’m enjoying your blog…so much great information here. I especially like the author interviews and may, in time, submit a request to do one. I’m 62 and have been writing since I was 12. Keep up all your wonderful ways of reaching out.
Thank you so much for this thoughtful comment. I would love to feature you as an author, so will look forward to that 🙂 I’m happy to see that forty years later you are still pursuing something you love.
Also, I love the name Ellespeth 🙂
Great blog Sarah, I like the Lord of the Rings posts as I too am a Tolkien fan. I will enjoy reading the rest of your work, I hope we can share opinions in the future. Nice to meet you on here.
My regards, James 🙂
I am always happy to meet fellow Tolkien fans! Welcome and I look forward to connecting more on it 🙂 ~Sarah
Just wanted to say hello and let you know I nominated you for a Very Inspiring Blogger Award. The details are here: http://bit.ly/17cy552
Have a great day!
Tolkien…what a world!
Hi there! You may have noticed that I’ve nominated you for the Super Sweet Blogging Award. I did so because I really enjoy reading your posts. You can see my post about the award (which is pretty much a pat on the back) here: http://storytimewithbuffy.wordpress.com/2013/07/04/super-sweet-blogging-award/. I think you’re fantastic!
Thank you so much!! ❤
Thanks for the follow♥
Thank you as well! 🙂
A fellow Tolkienite! Well I will share this then.
My very very bad parody.
And let’s rock!
LOL! I like you already.
Just don’t like meh enough to follow us on Twitter I guess. /cry.
Don’t get your feelings too hurt…I’m about 40 emails behind in my social media tab, which means I still have a bunch of Twitter folks I need to refollow 🙂
They aren’t hurt. Just teasing.
Hope your book tour goes well.
My feeling aren’t hurt, we just have a pretty strict follow back policy.
We wrote our policy after we saw @TedCoine had a follow back policy. So we adhere to follow backs, (except for the person who tried to sell us penis enlargement), and kindly request a follow back as well.
So Sarah Silverman, out, no follow back, Sarah Michelle Geller, out, no follow back.
You are the only Sarah we are following that doesn’t follow back. In fact, the only person we follow that doesn’t follow back.
And that’s cause we follow you here at WordPress, and you follow us.
So I keep checking, and no follow back.
So we will be patient.;)
Admittedly, I don’t use Twitter as religiously or diligently as I should. My tweets are primarily fed from my FB. However, I have followed you back (not that I wouldn’t have eventually, but I “bumped you up,” as it were, on my social media “to do” list), so you can now relax and feel like the universe is back in alignment 🙂
My policy is just kind of a joke, because we have 70 followers or so.
But if some dude with 100k followers has a policy, we thought we should also.;)
And I spy with my little eye, a Sarah on Twitter.
Hi, Sarah! I’ve nominated you for the Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award. Details are at http://wp.me/peiX1-kN. Of course, you don’t have to participate. Nominating you is just my way of saying thanks for being in my blogging world 🙂
Thank you so much Marie 🙂 I am happy you are a part of my blogging world as well!
You’re welcome, Sarah, and thanks too 🙂
I too shall nominate you for an award (because you deserve it, of course!) On the other hand, it’s a lot of hoops, but whether you take the time or not, you are still extra awesome! http://jennlyons.com/2013/08/28/updates-and-one-lovely-blog-award/
Thank you so much Jenn! I will check it out, and I really appreciate it!
Great blog! I’m very happy I came across it! Congrats on all your success!
Thank you Andrew! 🙂
Hey Sara i have a question long story short the ghostwriter said to me a few weeks ago if i keep working hard like i am at some point next year i could published on Amazon as a Ebook I’m so excited. My question is would you be willing to maybe promote me when the time comes :)?
Of course! I’d be happy to feature you here as a Guest Author 🙂 I also admin for a few book blogs on Facebook, and will share your book once it is live.
Thank yoi so much and Facebook would be awesome to when its time
Hey Sara, I have a question I know we talked a few months back about doing a guest author spot on your page is there anything I need to do now?
My ghostwriter Diana showed her publisher my book and love it and wants to publish it. so it’s going to be done sooner than I thought we are in the final editing stage and the artwork.:)
Absolutely happy to have you (and congrats on nearing publication!) 🙂 Just check out the Guest Author page, and email me your answers/pictures and I will get that scheduled 🙂
okay thanks soooo much!!! like i said we still have little bit more work to do just wanted to know if there was anything i could now:) and i’ll check that out:)
looking at the questions now what does WIP
Work in Progress
great news i found out my publishing date its July 15th… so I’ll have the questions sent to you around that time 🙂
Sounds great, and congrats!
Your books look wonderful. I put them on my to-read list. Also, Tolkien is a wonderful author! Being inspired by him is brilliant.
Thank you so much Anna!
I’ve nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award! Check out the nomination and rules here: http://invisibleworldd.wordpress.com/?p=52&preview=true
I absolutely love your blog!
Thank you Megan! That made my day! 🙂
Hi Sarah, I think your site’s got beautiful design and such interesting pieces, so I’m following! 🙂
I really enjoy your posts and look forward to your next.
Feel free to check out my writing about publishing: publishinginsights.org
Thank you so much Sherry!