Sarah Ettritch

Biography

Sarah Ettritch loves to write stories featuring female main characters. She is the author of the Rymellan Series (lesbian fiction, science fiction), The Salbine Sisters (fantasy, lesbian fiction), Threaded Through Time (time travel romance, lesbian fiction), The Missing Comatose Woman (cozy mystery, lesbian fiction), The Deiform Fellowship Series (supernatural mystery, urban fantasy), and The Daros Chronicles (epic fantasy). Sarah lives in Toronto, Ontario. Learn more about Sarah and her books at www.sarahettritch.com.

Smashwords Interview

What type of stories do you write?
I write science fiction, fantasy, and mystery stories that feature strong female characters. My main characters are often lesbian. I enjoy exploring different worldviews, so worldviews play an important role in many of my stories.

By strong female characters, I don't mean women who use their physical strength to get themselves out of trouble. I mean women who stick to their principles. Also, the story is truly the woman’s story (or women's, depending. Many of my stories have more than one female main character). She isn’t there to play second fiddle to a male character or support him on his quest. It’s *her* story.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
I love putting together a puzzle without the help of a picture on a puzzle box lid. I'm a "write by the seat of my pants" writer, so when I sit down to write a story, all I have to work with are a bunch of disjointed scenes I've been seeing in my mind. I have no idea how they'll fit together. Most of the time, I know little about the main character(s). I discover the story and characters as I go. That's what makes it fun and magical for me. The roller coaster ride is exhilarating.
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Where to find Sarah Ettritch online


Where to buy in print


Books

The Perfect Christmas Gift
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 14,170. Language: Canadian English. Published: November 7, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy
Lily was nineteen years old when she arranged to meet Clara and run away with her. But Clara didn’t show up, breaking Lily’s heart. Now Lily is seventy-six years old, and she still thinks about Clara every day. One of her friends wants to find Clara as a Christmas gift for Lily, and she knows the perfect PI for the job: her granddaughter, Casey Cook.
Leap of Faith (Daros Chronicles 7)
Series: Daros Chronicles. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 20,320. Language: Canadian English. Published: August 15, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Fi continues searching for Erryn, but her group runs into trouble. Erryn finally reaches Loring. Is there a temple? Does she find out why she’s a Beast Master? Does she survive?
Loyalty and Lies (Daros Chronicles 6)
Series: Daros Chronicles. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 17,290. Language: Canadian English. Published: April 25, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Adventure » Action
Avere gambles with Erryn’s life, and Fi and her followers decide their next move. Loyalty and Lies is the sixth installment in the Daros Chronicles, an epic fantasy serial.
Scarred Souls
Series: The Deiform Fellowship. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 68,530. Language: Canadian English. Published: February 22, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
When a nun walks into a police station and confesses to murder, the Grayhurst police arrest her for the killing spree that has shocked the city. But Roberta believes Sister Catherine is innocent and sends Jillian and Sam to investigate.
Friend or Foe (Daros Chronicles 5)
Series: Daros Chronicles. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 15,480. Language: Canadian English. Published: November 12, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Avere catches up with Erryn, and Fi’s freedom is jeopardized when a group of mercenaries recognizes her.
Place Your Bets (Daros Chronicles 4)
Series: Daros Chronicles. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 18,510. Language: Canadian English. Published: August 11, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
While the king’s body is still warm, the Primacy seizes power. Erryn continues her uneasy alliance with the wild folk, and Avere finds out more about the mysterious woman in the rose cloak.
Blood and Blades (Daros Chronicles 3)
Series: Daros Chronicles. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,870. Language: Canadian English. Published: April 30, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
It’s all about strangers… Erryn forms an uneasy alliance. Avere shadows a mysterious woman. Fi plays nice with visiting primates. Who can be trusted? Who will be betrayed? It’s all about strangers…and Daros will never be the same. Blood and Blades is the third installment in the Daros Chronicles, an epic fantasy serial.
On the Run (Daros Chronicles 2)
Series: Daros Chronicles. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,290. Language: Canadian English. Published: February 24, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Alone in a strange province, Erryn tries to adjust to her changed circumstances, but her sheltered upbringing makes her an easy target for unscrupulous men. Back in the Royal Province, Princess Filmona has to decide between duty and her heart.
Friends Torn Apart (Daros Chronicles 1)
Series: Daros Chronicles. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,150. Language: Canadian English. Published: December 9, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
An orphan raised by the King of Daros has a bright future ahead of her until she saves the king’s daughter from an assassination attempt.
Unseen Bonds
Series: The Deiform Fellowship, Book 3. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 78,220. Language: Canadian English. Published: November 17, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
Roberta senses a situation requiring the Fellowship’s intervention, but her vision offers few clues for Jillian and Sam to go on. While the two Deiforms search for the troubled church in Roberta’s vision, Jillian experiences frightening breaks from reality.
Identity Crisis (Rymellan Story 19)
Series: Rymellan, Book 4. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 37,160. Language: Canadian English. Published: December 2, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian, Fiction » Science fiction » General
The triad is eagerly anticipating the birth of its first daughter when the Rymellan ship Osprey encounters an alien vessel heading for Rymel. The Rymellan boarding team makes a shocking discovery—one that strikes at the heart of what it means to be Rymellan, and turns what should have been a joyous event for the triad into an agonizing one.
The Deiform Fellowship Two: The Cult
Series: The Deiform Fellowship, Book 2. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 78,410. Language: Canadian English. Published: October 1, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
When ex-members of a cult die under suspicious circumstances, the Fellowship sends in Jillian to investigate.
The Missing Comatose Woman
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 49,130. Language: Canadian English. Published: February 26, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian
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Private eye Casey Cook lands her first case, and it’s a doozy: find a missing comatose woman. Eager to prove herself, Casey does whatever it takes to get answers, from pretending to be pregnant to fawning over a hairless cat.
The Deiform Fellowship One: The Atheist
Series: The Deiform Fellowship, Book 1. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 58,760. Language: Canadian English. Published: January 5, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
Jillian Campbell doesn’t believe in God. When local pastor Jim Preston tells Jillian that God has chosen her to join a secret religious organization called the Deiform Fellowship, she dismisses him as a kook. Two days later, Preston is dead, and Jillian stands accused of his murder. Two days later, Preston is dead, and Jillian stands accused of his murder.
Rymellan 3: The Triad
Series: Rymellan, Book 3. Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 101,810. Language: English. Published: April 5, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian, Fiction » Science fiction » General
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Lesley and Mo’s relationship is tested when Mo develops feelings for Jayne and the arrangement the triad struck in Rymellan 2 comes to an end. The three women know they must adapt to the inevitable changes for the triad to thrive, but the triad’s shifting dynamics would challenge the strongest of Rymellans--and does.
Threaded Through Time, Book Two
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 61,650. Language: English. Published: November 15, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Fantasy, Fiction » Romance » Time travel
Picking up where Book One left off: Two time travellers are determined to embrace new lives, but reality soon dampens their starry-eyed enthusiasm. One time traveller vows not to give up; the other reaches for the black rhyme book. Both struggle with doubts. Were they truly born before or after their time? Will love conquer all?
Threaded Through Time, Book One
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 55,520. Language: English. Published: July 4, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Fantasy, Fiction » Romance » Time travel
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Pam had only wanted to commune with the universe while reading a “moon rhyme” in the antique book she’d purchased from the local New Age shop. She had not expected guests—especially not Jasper and Margaret, summoned one hundred years into the future by the rhyme just as Jasper was proposing to Margaret.
Rymellan 2: Shattered Lives
Series: Rymellan, Book 2. Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 131,440. Language: English. Published: February 11, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian
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Torn apart at the end of Rymellan 1, Lesley and Mo haven’t seen each other for almost two years, but their love has endured. Are they Chosens, or will they be forced into relationships with other women? In Rymellan 2, the Chosen Council finally answers the question that has haunted Lesley and Mo for years.
The Salbine Sisters
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 95,270. Language: English. Published: October 12, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian
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She gave up everything to become a Salbine Sister, member of a religious order of powerful female mages. But when Maddy nearly dies while trying to draw forth elemental fire, she learns that Salbine has withdrawn from her the gifts every sister works to master. On her journey to another monastery to research her condition, Maddy's faith in both herself and Salbine are tested to their limits.
Rymellan 1: Disobedience Means Death
Series: Rymellan, Book 1. Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 139,660. Language: Canadian English. Published: January 9, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Lesbian, Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
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On the planet Rymel, falling in love can be deadly. Lesley and Mo live in a society that selects mates for its citizens and kills those who don't accept its choices. Deeply in love, the two women can't imagine being with anyone else, but their time together is running out. If they don't let each other go, they'll be executed.

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