Sarah's first blush at publishing and authorship . . .
While The Kiss of Death is her first published book, it's actually not her first published story. As a child, she had four short stories published in the Anthology of Short Stories by Young Americans over four consecutive years. Each edition was released through the Anthology of Poetry in hardcover and paperback.
Age 12: "A Christmas Miracle," Anthology of Short Stories by Young Americans (Anthology of Poetry, 2009)
Age 11: "A Day on a Rollercoaster," Anthology of Short Stories by Young Americans (Anthology of Poetry, 2008)
Age 10: "Living Your Dreams," Anthology of Short Stories by Young Americans (Anthology of Poetry, 2007)
Age 9: "Mother's Sick!" Anthology of Short Stories by Young Americans (Anthology of Poetry, 2006)
DUiN Magazine | Fall 2014 | print (p. 36-37)
DUiN Magazine | Spring 2015 | print (p. 6-7)
DUiN Magazine | Spring 2015 | print (p. 4-5)
DUiN Magazine | Spring 2016 | print (p. 25-26)
DUiN Magazine | Spring 2016 | print (p. 3-4)
DUiN Magazine | Fall 2016 | print (p. 31-32)
DUiN Magazine | Fall 2016 | print (p. 39-40)
DUiN Magazine | Spring 2017 | print (p. 22-23)
DUiN Magazine | Fall 2017 | online exclusive
DUiN Magazine | Fall 2017 | print (p. 7-8)
Drake Magazine | Feb 5, 2015 | online exclusive
Times-Delphic Newspaper | May 6, 2015 | print and web
Times-Delphic Newspaper | Apr 20, 2015 | print and web
With nearly 150 other works including short stories, poems, and articles published in books, magazines, and newspapers, here are some highlights:
Sarah, age 10, at her first unofficial "book signing" in her grandmother's kitchen, upon Grandma's request
English Historical Fiction Authors (guest post) | Aug. 3, 2019 | online exclusive
Historical Authors Across Time (guest post) | Sep. 21, 2018 | online exclusive
"Kiss Me for the Last Time"
2018 Norton Writer's Prize, Nominee | nominated by 2 university faculty members
“A compelling exploration of the author’s ethnic roots and family background [and] a lovely meditation on family, race, and American identity.” —Carol Spaulding-Kruse, English Professor, Drake University
“Excellently portrays the immigrant experience of an Italian-American family early in the last century, as told by the writer's great aunt Josephine decades later.” —Kathleen Richardson, Dean, Drake University School of Journalism and Mass Communication
"Evil, but Not for the Sake of It"
2017 Norton Writer's Prize, Nominee | nominated by university faculty member
"In this essay on Tim Blake Nelson’s O, an adaptation of Shakespeare’s Othello, the writer moves deftly from paragraph to paragraph. Critical response to Nelson’s controversial adaptation has been divided, but this writer helps the reader to understand Nelson’s vision much more clearly. This essay reveals how Nelson’s modern setting may actually be more appropriate to his character. The writer also does an excellent job of highlighting how the adaptation is faithful to Shakespeare’s Othello.” —Jeanette Tran, English Professor, Drake University