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Sara Marks is an author, knitter, Wikipedian, and librarian from Massachusetts. Born in Boston, her family move to Miami, Florida when she was 3. There she spent the next 14 years of her life. She attended Florida State University for 3 years, but graduated with an A.A from Miami Dade College and a B.A. from Florida International University before moving back to Boston for graduate school. She hasn’t left Massachusetts since (except to visit people and places in the world). Now, over fifteen years later and over 10 years of participating in National Novel Writing Month, she is releasing her first novel, Modern Persuasion, with Illuminated Myth Publishing. Sara works with local writing group Mill Pages, which creates an annual anthology of short stories, poems, and art work. She is a member of the Society of Independent Publishers and Authors (SIPA), a group supporting writers in the Merrimack Valley.
When she isn’t writing, Sara is an academic librarian at University of Massachusetts Lowell. She has a masters degree in library science and another in Communications. She is an active Wikipedian who has been editing Wikipedia for over 10 years. She is a member of Toastmasters International where she has twice earned the status of Distinguished Toastmaster, the highest status members can achieve. She is one of the local organizers for National Novel Writing Month. She is an avid knitter who designs and publishes her own patterns. She love unicorns, Paris, and the color purple.
on April 07, 2018 :
I recently finished Modern Persuasion and enjoyed it so I was thrilled that the author put together this Extras packet of short stories, alternate ending, and character descriptions. Naturally, my favorite was to get the short piece for two years after the ending of Modern Persuasion.
There was also a short featuring Emma's sister Mary defending herself as a stay at home feminist, two 'stuck in an airport' shorts that bookend Emma's time of first leaving Freddy and then later when she shares a flight with him on tour, and finally was the alternate ending telling the sequence of events that would transpire if Emma and Freddy had their say while still in NYC before the book tour began.
The character sketches gave me a few laughs, but it was also fun to further my acquaintance with little details about them.
All in all, this was a nice collection for fans of the Modern Persuasion story.
(reviewed 2 days after purchase)