Not a Book Tour

Not a Book Tour: New Orleans Recap

I realized, the other day, that I never did a recap of my trip to New Orleans. The trip, being mostly for the ALA conference, also includes about 24 hours of research. Originally I was going to be researching a book I wanted to set in New Orleans. Over time this plan has evolved andRead more

I'm a Romance Author?

When did I become a romance author?

For someone who rarely reads romance books, imagine my surprise when I started writing them! If you’ve heard me speak while I’m promoting Phi Alpha Pi, then you’ve heard me talk about my struggle with accepting that I’m a romance author. As someone who enjoys romantic plots, I’ve struggled with the romance book genre forRead more

Monthly Recap

August Recap

August came with a much-needed break and reboot. All the decisions made in July needed to be put into action. I primarily spent the month writing and outlining what I want to write moving forward. What went on with each book this month? Here’s the recap! Modern Persuasion: This is currently the newsletter freebie onRead more

Publishing Announcements

Release Announcement: A Little More Phi Alpha Pi short story collection

I am pleased to announce the upcoming release of the second 21st Century Austen Short Story Collection: A Little More Phi Alpha Pi!.  You asked for more stories! How did Wil eventually propose to Lizbeth? What about the birth of their first child? What was going through Wil’s mind when he bought that sriracha t-shirt?Read more

Writing Recaps

Camp NaNoWriMo July 2018 Recap

I think this NaNoWriMo event was the nail in my coffin… for NaNoWriMo. This post requires a little background about the monster that’s been living in my head. I’m not happy with Missing Auggie. This book has been a bit of a beast for me. It’s not an Austen modernization. It’s my own idea, andRead more

Phi Alpha Pi Launch Party Recap

Last year, when Modern Persuasion came out, I considered having a release party. There was one reason I decided against it, the fear that nobody would come. It’s weird anxiety based on my experience promoting library events that nobody comes to, my sense of how small my group of people seemed in comparison to peopleRead more

YouTube Videos

YouTube Video: Ask Me Anything Invitation!

For the rest of the summer, and into the fall, I’m going to be doing an Ask Me Anything video series on my YouTube Channel! You can post your questions in the comments here, on the YouTube video, on Twitter, on Facebook, on Instagram… whatever! I’ll find them and I’ll answer them. Check out theRead more

YouTube Videos

Launch Party YouTube Videos

Thanks to Laura, who filmed the Phi Alpha Pi launch party, you can now see my speech (nope, I don’t read from the book!). Check out the two videos  

Sara as a Publisher

Why I Started An Author Newsletter

The real work of being a published author is not the writing, the abuse your ego will take during the editing process, or even the stress of the actual publication (which will be higher for self-publishing authors who do this themselves or pay someone else). For me, it’s been entirely in the marketing of myRead more

Reflections

July Recap

Here we are at the end of July, which turned into an interesting month.  Between recovery from New Orleans, the Phi Alpha Pi launch party, and changes to my writing habits, there’s a lot to share. Phi Alpha Pi It’s been two months since Phi Alpha Pi came out and while reviews are coming in,Read more