Sara as a Publisher

I Made My Own Book Trailer!

It’s been a few weeks since the Phi Alpha Pi cover reveal and I wanted to share my experience making my own book trailer. Since the cover reveal, I’ve also made one for the first anniversary of Modern Persuasion.  Both trailers are at the end of this post.  Here’s what happened, what I’ve been learning,Read more

2018 Camp NaNoWriMo

Camp NaNoWriMo April 2018 – Am I Going to Win?

It’s hard to say if I’m going to win Camp NaNoWriMo this April. One main reason is that I’m not done with the month. The other might be that I don’t really have a measurable goal. Today we’re going to discuss what I have worked on, what I ignored, and where my head has beenRead more

2018 Camp NaNoWriMo

Camp NaNoWriMo April 2018 Plans

It’s time for another round of “What’s Sara going to write this April?” This year is pretty momentous. The first time I did the April Camp NaNoWriMo is when I wrote the novel I’m publishing this year, Phi Alpha Pi. With my failing to reach a goal over the last two years, I’m trying somethingRead more

The Value of Face-to-Face Research

There is this cute UK TV movie with David Tennant called The Decoy Bride.  In the movie, Tennant plays a very successful writer who wrote a book about a small island off the coast of Scotland.  The book is popular and highly praised. His fiance decides to have their wedding on the very same island. Read more

Blog News

Ways to Grow as an Author: Feedback in Reviews

I love my friends and family. I love that I’m surrounded by supportive people who enjoy reading and want me to be a successful author. I know this is not something that all writers (and sometimes most writers) are lucky to have. I’ve heard stories from other authors about what it’s like and how theyRead more

Not A Book Tour

Not A Book Tour: Vermont

October was a big month for travel because I had two big trips.  The first was a trip to Vermont for a library conference.  I was going as a leader within the within the organization and because I was going to be doing a session about bullet journaling.  It has been a few years sinceRead more

Not A Book Tour

Not A Book Tour: Salem, MA 2017

One project I quietly work on is my Northanger Abbey modernization that I might be co-writing with a friend.  We are turning it into a story about modern ghost hunting and haunted home fans.  New England, and Massachusetts specifically, is a great place to do this kind of research because our communities are so old. Read more

NaNoWriMo 2017

NaNoWriMo 2018 Reflection

It was a crazy November this year.  This NaNoWriMo was probably my most productive ever.  Yes, I did hit the 50,000 word goal, but that’s not really a challenge for me.  Today I’m going to reflect on the goals I set for myself in November, how they evolved, and what comes next. I had threeRead more

NaNoWriMo 2017

NaNoWriMo: Making A Mess of Sex Scenes

There are only a few days left, but I’ve officially won NaNoWriMo!  It happened suddenly on Saturday when I realized I had forgotten to update word counts a few times.  Like 10,000 words worth of forgotten updates.  A huge chunk of those words made up three sex scenes.  Today I want to share my historyRead more

NaNoWriMo 2017

NaNoWriMo: When All Your Plans Change

I think most people who have heard me talk or read this blog long enough to get to know me know I’m very goal oriented.  A friend, who has since passed away, often complained that I was so goal oriented that I rarely stopped to enjoy my success before I was on to the nextRead more