Sara is a Christian author writing both inspirational Christian Fiction and Christian Fantasy. She is a graduate of the Christian Writer's Guild and recently graduated from state university with a B.A in English. She has written over two-hundred short stories and is published in anthologies, inspirational newsletters and e-zines.
When did you first start writing?
I wrote a little bit as a child, but I did not start writing in earnest, until I was fifteen years old. Before then, I'd just written a bit of poetry and a few songs, with the occasional english assignment for a short story. After I turned sixteen, I discovered the joy of short story writing and the Christian Writers Guild. I have been writing ever since. The first thing I ever officially wrote, was a poem in fifth Grade English about the four seasons. The first novel I ever wrote was a mystery about an abandoned cabin.
What is your writing process?
It's a very simple process. I sit down and I write. I spend most of my in-between time thinking up of scenes and characters, so whenever I do sit down or have a moment to type on my phone, I just start writing the most pressing idea or sync up to the last story I was working on. I have tried to outline in the past, but I find that as long as I have a general working idea of what I want the story to be, I can write a good story and revise it to be a great story.
Teens with elemental superpowers navigating their way through the paramilitary ranks of the organization known as Twilight. From evolving powers to daring rescues, seven teens will grow together, forging friendships, deepening their personal beliefs and building up their elements to be their ultimate defense. Life is different for the Twilight. Very different. But it is certainly never boring.
The youngest Twilight Guardian in fifty years, Ellis Lathmore is the only Earth Elemental present at the Twilight Training Academy. Lately, his powers have been growing out of control and Ellis knows something is wrong. But when a friend turns up injured, without his partner, Ellis heads into the Amerinth jungle to bring her back. Will he survive this tricky rescue mission?
Holding a fickle version of precognition via reflective surfaces, Master Kalen can tell when something big is brewing. When his apprentice's former sponsored student comes to ask a favor, Master Kalen must learn both sides of the story to prepare himself for the incoming storm. Takes place before Trial by Earth.
Tips and tricks if you're trying to figure out how to start plotting your novel. Designed to help you jumpstart the planing and outlining process for your literary masterpiece. Aimed to be a quick guide for first-time novelists. Perfect for Nanowrimo. **on promotion during November**
Marcus Gillen is a Twilight Knight with elite Gold Clearance. His latest mission has popped up at a bad time. His gift is water--a double-edged sword to an elemental bearer. Digging deep into his past might provide a few answers, but in doing so, Marcus is forced to take a closer look at himself. The darkness he's fighting may be closer than he thinks. Book #3.
As a general applicant student in the Twilight Academy, Layta's heart is set on the rank of Twilight Knight. Her dream is impossible until Shatila Briston sponsors her. Layta is overjoyed to accept and receives her first assignment as a Twilight Knight. But seems that anything that can go wrong, will. In the desert, on her own, with no one but herself to rely on, can Layta survive? Book #2.
Shatila is a Twilight Knight up for promotion to Twilight Titan. The only thing left to do is make peace with her inner self and prepare for the ceremony. Until Master Dugene interrupts her meditations with one final assignment--an escort mission for a Duke. Can this frustrated knight handle one final assignment? Book one in the Twilight Knights series.
on Feb. 11, 2011
A lovely story with cute characters and a simple, fun rhyme. Definitely a fun read that is light and fluffy.
The Important Message
on July 19, 2011
A fun children's read--with a hilarious ending. The easy repetition and animal calls make it a fun story for young children.
Peeper and the Great Hawkins
on July 26, 2011
Peeper is adorable! I loved his courageous attitude towards the Great Hawkins and it ended very nicely.
NaNo for the New and the Insane
on Oct. 01, 2011
A fun and quick run down on what National Novel Writing Month is and how you can be ready for it. I would definitely recommend it for first-time Wrimos and to even the veteran ones for a few good laughs. It's informative and useful!
Author Vs. Character
on Oct. 08, 2011
I've had these sorts of conversations before, though my characters are not quite as hilarious as poor Varyn. I loved this short snippet. Definitely a good laugh as I start plotting for Nano 2011