Sarah Gerdes


Sarah Gerdes is an award-winning author of fourteen books that have been published in sixteen countries and four languages.

Before she became an author, she was an internationally recognized expert in the field of creating alliances, her successes featured in publications such as Fortune Magazine, Inc., Entrepreneur and the Economist. Her clients have ranged from the development groups of Ireland and Britain, Microsoft, IBM, HBO, Amazon, and many others.

Gerdes' non-fiction work centers on success, entrepreneurship and those who have overcome challenges to achieve the unexpected. She has titles in the women's contemporary romance category and action/adventure. The common theme across all genres are perseverance, determination, self-reliance and hope. Gerdes is a firm believe in happy endings and realistic, but clean writing.

“We have enough issues in this life without having to read about more in our fiction,” writes Gerdes. “I want my readers to feel the love, heartache, and very real struggles we all have in making the right decisions, hoping—but not knowing—that it will all turn out okay in the end.”

Smashwords Interview

What is your e-reading device of choice?
My phone for convenience and reality- my tablet is being snagged by my little girls and half the time is out of battery. My eyesight has deteriorated with the rate of looking at my phone. That said, when I can, I use the tablet (Kindle, because I'm a believer in a good deal and use it only for reading) when I'm on the treadmill. Another fact: the only "me-time" I get is when I'm on a moving machine. The kids know my grumpy tendencies emerge when I'm disturbed on the treadmill and my Kindle is on.
Describe your desk
I no longer rate a desk. I'm desk-less. When me made our last move from Seattle to Coeur d'Alene, Idaho (you can thank the early French settlers for the name), we chose a modern house that encourages outdoor living (do you like my phrase for our house-is-small?) Thus, I have no desk. I have a bar counter. A kitchen table. My bed. A couch. When it's summertime and the sun is in the correct position, I can sit outside.
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Where to find Sarah Gerdes online


Danielle Grant
Recruited to Switzerland for her dream job, Danielle Grant’s goals are disrupted when she falls in love. Unexpectedly, she is forced to choose between the safer path of immediate gratification and the harder road that may provide genuine happiness and fulfillment. As she navigates the road she has chosen, she suffers pain, joy and hard choices every step of the way.
Made for Me
Price: $1.29 USD.
An epic battle of good and evil, across time and locations, where siblings face death, encounter love, making decisions that will have ramifications not only for themselves, but also mankind.
Price: $2.99 USD.


Meant to Be
Price: $1.29 USD. Words: 90,970. Language: English. Published: June 8, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Danielle Grant left America to find success abroad, never imagining she’d find love and have a child, or experience the heartache of loss. She knows time is precious and her fears must be faced to earn the true love that was once hers, but only time will tell of what she once had is meant to be.
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 86,310. Language: English. Published: February 8, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Science Fiction
Kyle wants nothing more than to leave his small town and start college when an old miner tells him about hidden files in an abandoned gold mine. What he discovers is the identification for every US citizen, documenting the face they should have been born with. As he unravels the secret, another question arises. If you could change your face, would you? It is a question that could get him killed.
Chambers: The Spirit Warrior
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 89,150. Language: English. Published: January 8, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Thriller & Suspense, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
A new warrior, one not bound by a physical body, now hunts Cage and Mia. Separated then reunited, Mia's new abilities give her a reckless confidence, putting her family in jeopardy. To regain the advantage, Cage must face the dark warrior in a realm where neither of them are fighting in their own bodies. The question will be; if you die when in another form, is it forever?
Global Deadline
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 78,180. Language: English. Published: November 14, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
Austin Marks is a single, successful consultant living in the Bay Area when she unwittingly puts herself in danger when she accepts the client of a lifetime. Secrets will be unearthed, debts claimed, favors called in, and love discovered.
Author Straight Talk: The possibilities, pitfalls, how-to's and tribal knowledge from someone who knows
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 65,870. Language: English. Published: August 22, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
For anyone who has thought about writing a book but suffered from fears of failure, felt intimated by the process, or didn’t understand agents, rights, or marketing, comes Author Straight Talk, a comprehensive book that gives readers the insider information on authoring.
Destined for You
Price: $1.29 USD. Words: 88,370. Language: English. Published: August 22, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Danielle is now living the life her father always imagined for her until fate intervenes. With her family hanging in the balance, she carries on, hoping that destiny will find her and bring along the man who was always destined to be in her life, forever.
A Convenient Date
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 90,110. Language: English. Published: August 22, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Young and widowed, Kaitlyn Reid meets Rick Santos, who proposes they become each other’s "convenient date." Vulnerable, but with nothing to lose, she accepts. She soon finds doing the right thing isn’t discretionary or convenient, but will allow her to love again.
Made for Me
Series: Danielle Grant. Price: $1.29 USD. Words: 89,860. Language: English. Published: August 18, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » New adult, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Danielle Grant’s dream job in Switzerland is disrupted when she falls in love. Choosing between a safe path of immediate gratification or a harder journey promising genuine happiness and fulfillment proves difficult. Made for Me is book one in the Danielle Grant series. It is followed by Destined for You.
Series: Chambers. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 114,990. Language: English. Published: August 18, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Thriller & Suspense, Fiction » Coming of age
Cage and his sister seek their dad in ancient China, give life to ancient statues, and raise the dead, but they also bring forward evil. Historical fiction, time-travel, martial arts, and romance unite in this epic story of intrigue, ancient prophecies, and justice.