Thanks to a science fiction-loving father and an artistic mother, I’ve been attending Renaissance Festivals and Science Fiction Conventions since the age of eight. At age nine, I read the Lord of the Rings trilogy and became irrevocably obsessed with fantasy literature. For years afterwards, my younger sister and I ran amok on our seven-acre farm, fighting malicious chestnut trees and destroying pea plant monsters by eating their life pods. At twelve, I joined the first of several medieval re-creation organizations. Shortly thereafter, I decided to become an artist. I began displaying and selling my work at various art shows. All too soon, other interests got in the way and painting turned into a hobby rather than a profession.

   With my early start in theatre and a devotion to dance, I spent my school years studying both. I hold a MFA in Choreography, a MA in Dance History and a BS in Exercise Science. Upon taking ownership of a dance studio, I wrote a re-imagined version of “Saint George and the Dragon” for a holiday performance. Then and there, I fell madly in love with writing but was too busy to pursue it. After the passing of another year and another holiday script, this time a unique fairytale called “Winter Wishes,” I knew I had to write. I began my first ever novel - a dystopian romance. I haven’t stopped writing since.

   My love of all things mythical has held true through the years. I write and illustrate children’s book fairytales and write fantasy and science fiction romance.

   I am a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, Romance Writers of America, RWA Fantasy, Futuristic, and Paranormal Chapter, Young Adult RWA Chapter, Land of Enchantment Romance Authors, and Science Fiction Romance Brigade.

   I hope you enjoy my work.

Sarah
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