About Sarah

JPG (3)Hi, my name is Sarah and I am a writer. More specifically, I am the author of the bestselling House of Crimson and Clover series.

Like most writers, its hard to remember a time in my life where I didn’t write. I was always the kid with the vivid imagination and an answer for everything.

I recommend swinging back over to my Official Website for more information on the series. This is also where any updates will be posted, but you can also follow my fansite on Facebook.

On an additional note, I love connecting with other writers, and readers. I’m all about finding ways for us fellow writers to help one another.

Finally, if you’re doing NaNoWriMo, add me!

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Other Blog Features:

Travel Guides I’ve been to 17 countries and most US states. Through these experiences I’ve learned easy and inexpensive ways to see as much as possible in small windows of time. I am the queen of maximizing the long layover.

Tolkien Articles– I consider myself something of a junior Tolkien scholar; I’ve studied all the canonical literature, as well as the non-canon. While I do not claim to be a master essayist, I do like to write Tolkien essays from time to time. I post them here.

Writing Tips & Advice– Articles I’ve written about my writing experiences, and the things I’ve learned along the way to make life easier.

NaNoWriMo– General information about my NaNoWriMo projects, as well as helpful articles, tips, and tricks.

Guest Author Program– Featuring other authors and giving them a chance to plug their work is my way of sending positive energy out into the world. For more information, go here.

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126 thoughts on “About Sarah

  1. 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! 🙂

      1. 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.

  2. 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.

    1. 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.

      1. 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..

  3. 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!

  4. Sarah,

    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.

    Best.
    ABE

    1. 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!

      1. 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.
        Best.
        ABE

      2. 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 😛

        Cheers,
        Sarah

  5. 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.

    Alexandrina 🙂

    1. 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.

      1. 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.

      2. 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

    1. 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 🙂

  6. 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!

    1. 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!

      1. 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…

  7. 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

  8. 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.
    Ellespeth

    1. 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 🙂

  9. 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 🙂

      1. My feeling aren’t hurt, we just have a pretty strict follow back policy.

        http://wp.me/p3NHOl-u8

        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.;)

      2. 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 🙂

      3. 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.

  10. 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 :)?

  11. 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.:)

    1. 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 🙂

  12. 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
    Sherry

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