YouTube Videos

Ask Me Anything – New Video Up!

My first Ask Me Anything video is up! Today I’m over with Dr. Kevin and Rona recording a new episode of Dragons, Unicorns, and Other Creative Creatures. It’s been over a year since Laura and I were on the show before Modern Persuasion came out. I will share that once it’s online, but until thenRead 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

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

Goals for 2018

Last Friday I talked about how I did with my goals for 2017. I was pretty pleased with the progress I made. This week, let’s look at the goals I’m setting for 2018. Health We started here last year, so let’s do that again this year. I mentioned last week that I need to findRead more

Thinking Forward and Looking Back

When I sat down and wrote out my goals for 2017, I had no idea what the year would bring me. I had an idea, but in reality I knew all of it was probably going to change. I always feel like I have to keep things constantly in the air and to be readyRead 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

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Modern Persuasion, Emma, and Book Tours

Publishers and editors typically have nothing to do with book tours. I learned this as I asked authors, publicists, and publishers during my research for Modern Persuasion. Can you imagine how frustrated I was when I learned this? It put me in a small tail spin because, since I had quickly written my first draft,Read more

Getting to Know Phi Alpha Pi

Novel No. 2: Phi Alpha Pi coming May 2018

I know, Modern Persuasion still hasn’t been published yet.  That doesn’t mean I’m not working on other things.  I am thrilled to announce that my second novel, Phi Alpha Pi is going to be publishing in May 2018 with Illuminated Myth Publishing.  Phi Alpha Pi is a modernization of Austen’s Pride and Prejudice set in theRead more

Modern Persuasion Cover Reveal

Modern Persuasion Cover Reveal

I did it!  After a week of frenzy and input from so many people, I am happy to share the cover of Modern Persuasion. Some background and thank you’s first.  This was an amazing process.  One of the many reasons I wanted a publisher was to take care of things like this.  This is whereRead more