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


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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.