Carla Sarett


Carla Sarett's short stories have appeared in over twenty online and print journals, including The Linnet's Wings, Scissors and Spackle, The Medulla Review, Loch Raven Review, Absinthe Revival, Subtle Fiction and others. Her story "Career Girl" is published in the romantic comedy anthology, Love Hurts! Carla is a Ph.D. who has worked in academic, market research, TV and film. She lives on the Main Line of Philadelphia.

Smashwords Interview

When did you first start writing?
I started writing after my mother's death in 2010. I'd never wanted to write fiction before -- so when I began, it came as a complete shock to me, as if I were meeting a new person for the first time. I think that life has surprises for me, and writing's been that to me. Since 2011, I've published over 25 stories in literary magazines. I never would have anticipated that.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
When I was young, my older brother read me Edgar Allen Poe's The Fall of the House of Usher. My brother was quite dramatic, and he even used a flashlight, and read the story in the dark. The language, the tone, the imagery, the horror of it, filled my imagination for months after. It's still one of my favorite stories.
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Where to find Carla Sarett online


Spooky & Kooky Tales
Price: Free! Words: 15,010. Language: English. Published: November 24, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
For those who enjoy the surreal, the wacky and the downright weird, this little story collection is for you-- plus, it has not one, not two, but three cat stories (OK, one is a virtual cat.) From confused rabbis to reality TV producers, you'll meet a host of kooky (and spooky) characters. Note: several of these stories were previously published.
The Art Collection: Three Short Stories
Price: Free! Words: 8,280. Language: English. Published: October 26, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
Three magical, mysterious stories, with characters that will haunt your imagination. Sketchbooks from a forgotten artist in the Northern Catskills inspire a young woman. A gorgeously painted image by a painter who abandoned his work. A tiny historical museum in Philadelphia may be comprised of forgeries. If you love art history, you'll find these stories enchanting..
Crazy Lovebirds: Five Super-Short Stories
Price: Free! Words: 5,340. Language: English. Published: August 7, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Five short, sweet and funny stories about love, marriage, dating and family. From a futuristic look at marriage to the world's worst wedding proposal, these stories will make you giggle. But don't be fooled: they have lessons of their own. These five stories were previously published in literary magazines.
Strange Courtships: Nine Romantic Stories
Price: Free! Words: 19,660. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Nine tales of contemporary women seeking love, sometimes in the right places. Most of the stories appeared in literary magazines, and a few are new. The charm of older Hollywood romance, tinged with the metaphysical, and definitely off the beaten track.

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Smashwords book reviews by Carla Sarett

  • Grammar Without Tears on Dec. 21, 2013

    This tiny and funny little book attacks a number of grammatical horrors with wit. It's short, to the point and leaves no doubt about correct usage. Very nicely done.