Congratulations Pat and Vic!

Two characters in Modern Persuasion are named (and very loosely based on) two of my closest friends: Christi and Patrick.  We spend more time with Patrick in the novel and I even borrowed his fiancé Victor to be part of the story in a very similar role as he plays in life. Vic and Pat areRead more

Getting to Know Modern Persuasion: Meet Emma's Mother

Getting to Know Modern Persuasion: Meet Emma’s Mother

While she has already passed away years before our story begins, Emma’s mother is an important character because her life and death had such a strong impact on the people around her.  Here are 5 things you won’t know about her from reading the book: Her name is Violet. Her favorite musician was Billy Joel.Read more

Getting to Know Modern Persuasion: Meet Emma

Getting to Know Modern Persuasion: Meet Emma Shaw

Even though Modern Persuasion doesn’t come out until March, I want people to get to know the characters.  There are a lot of things I thought about in relation to each character, but these things didn’t need to be in the book.  Two times a month you will have a chance to get to knowRead more

What To Do With The Next Eight Months?

It is going to be 8 more months before Modern Persuasion comes out.  I have tons of things to do between now and then.  I have another novel to edit and submit to publishers.  I have November’s National Novel Writing Month to prepare for.  I have three conferences to prepare for, at least one ofRead more

Modern Persuasion Announcement

News from my publisher! We are excited to announce the official release date for the novel, Modern Persuasion by Sara Marks will be March 20, 2017. Pre-sale starts February 17, 2017. The cover reveal will be February 1, 2… Source: Modern Persuasion Announcement

Big Announcement: My First Novel’s Publication

Here I am, a week into July and a week into Camp NaNoWriMo (a project that barely has 2,000 words at this point because… reasons).  This is my third time doing the July round of Camp NaNoWrimo.  The very first time I participated is the reason for this post today. My novel Modern Persuasion isRead more