Sara as a Publisher

ACX Experiences

One of the first things I considered after I had finished publishing Modern Persuasion, was producing an audiobook to go with it. I love audiobooks. In fact, the vast majority of the books I read are on audiobook. I can listen while I knit, while I clean, while I drive, or while I get readyRead more

2018 Camp NaNoWriMo

July Writing: Camp NaNoWriMo Goal Change

With Phi Alpha Pi done and Missing Auggie being edited, I thought about what I want to do with the next project: Woodhouse Yarn and Cafe. This modernization of Emma is still in the beginning phase as the other projects became my priority. Now I’m able to focus, pick up where I left off andRead more

From Pantser to Plotter

When I started National Novel Writing Month, there wasn’t much I understood about my writing process. It took me years to understand there are various types of authors out there, but most can categorize themselves as a pantser or a plotter.  What is the difference? What do these words even mean? What am I? I’mRead more

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