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Before she started writing fiction, Sara got a degree in Women’s Studies from U.C. Santa Cruz. She tried the nine-to-five life for about a nanosecond before moving to rural Virginia to become a flute-maker’s apprentice and traditional fiddle player. Some years and two babies later, she returned to school for a Masters in Nursing and worked in Labor & Delivery, Oncology, and nursing education. She is also a breast cancer survivor.

Sara's short stories have been featured in The Missouri Review, Beloit Fiction Journal, and Zone 3 Press, and she has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. JOHANNA PORTER IS NOT SORRY, released in March 2023, was her debut novel. Her next novel, PRINCIPLES OF (E)MOTION comes out January 2024. She is represented by Laura Bradford of Bradford Literary Agency.


Sara is co-host of #MomsWritersClub, a Twitter/X community and YouTube channel. She lives in Charlottesville, Virginia, with her husband, two teens, a terrier, and three snarky cats.

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