20 Questions About “Lighthouse Loyalty” (Part 1)

Just for fun, I decided to answer a series of author interview questions about my 2017 historical fiction novel, Lighthouse Loyalty, as we wrap up this series of author’s notes. I hope you’ll chime in with your own opinions about the book or your own writing in the comments!

I’ll answer 10 questions this week and 10 more next week. Let’s see about this “interview”… Continue reading

Creating Characters – A Book of Inspiration

I’ll tell you a secret. March 2016 will be the last month of the blog series “Back to Gettysburg on Tuesdays.” But don’t worry – you’ll still get weekly Civil War history articles through a completely new series!

In this last month of Gettysburg, I thought it would be fun share some thoughts from the research and writing process of Blue, Gray & Crimson.

Today, I’ll give you a little glimpse into the “book of inspiration” which helped solidify the creative foundations of my historical novel. Continue reading

Introducing The Story Contest…

Historical Snowmen Creative Writing Contest

To encourage creative writing, I’m hosting a story contest: The Historical Snowmen Creative Writing Contest!  Tell the story of a historical event from the perspective of an observant snowman.  On the contest page there are some examples and inspiration to get ideas started.

8 stories will be selected and will be featured on the blog in the months of December and January. Those 8 stories will compete for Family Choice Awards and Miss Sarah’s Favorite.

There’s no age limit to this writing contest…so let your imagination fly and write a story. Check the contest page for more details and the guidelines.

Stories may be submitted between October 1 and November 1, 2014. I’m so excited to see what you write.

Your Historian,

Miss Sarah

P.S. I’m also sharing some tips for writing Historical Fiction and how to use Characterization – visit the contest page to learn more.