Howdy! I’m Sarah.
English major with a concentration in writing (shocking!) hailing from North of Chicago/South of Milwaukee. I graduated in winter of 2013 and am now working full time in the boat business. (weird, right?)
I love writing, though the process sometimes frustrates the hell out of me. But I figure if I haven’t given up at this point, I’m not likely to! I’m currently revising a YA dark fantasy about magic and monsters.
I am drowning in hobbies.
I love to read, mostly Fantasy and Sci-Fi. I love podcasts, D&D, and watching Youtube let’s plays.
Compelling, story-driven cartoons masquerading as kids shows are my absolute jam. (Avatar, Adventure Time, Steven Universe, She-Ra)
I’m a big fan of cheesy old-school anime. (Inuyasha, Sailor Moon, DBZ, FLCL)
I dabble in cosplay and have started getting into convention photography. I love learning new crafts!
I’m a fiend for video games. (Worlf of Warcraft, Diablo, Animal Crossing, Pokemon- I’m also a sucker for tactical and card games!)
I tried to stop reading comics but I can’t give up Giant Days or Lore Olympus.
Basically I’m a big ole nerd. I’m always jazzed to make new friends and fan girl out!
I love fantasy and sci-fi. Give me problematic, gray-area heroes. Give me charming villians. Definitely give me will-they, won’t-they slow burn romance. Also love to see LGBTQ characters, underdogs, and twists on old tropes.
I really struggle to read anything with sexual violence unless handled with extreme class and care.
Nineteen-year-old Sheriden Krieger has no supernatural abilities of her own, but that hasn’t stopped her from rising within the Order’s ranks, holding her own amongst deadly vampires, formidable werewolves, and mighty magicians. Armed with her bow, mechanical weaponry, and a general disregard for her own well-being, she wanders the land at her captain’s behest, doing all she can to protect the innocent and keep the peace. Burdened by loss, she seeks above all to spare others from suffering the same.
When young women start to vanish from a mortal settlement, Sheriden becomes the reluctant leader of an investigative team. What seems like a typical mission goes sideways as they struggle to pursue strange figures with impossible power and perplexing intentions.
At the center of this mystery is a bold young woman whose secret past upends everything Sheriden thought she knew of those she serves. Sheriden must do all she can to protect this enigmatic woman, even if it means betraying the Order, as she and her teammates discover the threads of a second war that could mean the destruction of them all.
ORDER UNRAVELING is a young adult, high fantasy complete at 93,000 words and my first novel. It stands on its own but I am currently working on a sequel. It is of a similar flavor as the A Court of Thorns and Roses series and the Witchlands series, and may appeal to fans of Netflix’s Castlevania and The Witcher.
The silence was shattered as a wolf call went up somewhere in the darkness. The lonesome cry echoed beyond the forested hills where a small cabin sat nestled in green. Similarly green eyes peered from behind a cracked and dusty tome, shining in the flickering lamplight. Reluctantly, the young girl closed the book, her wide eyes searching the blackness beyond the rain-streaked window pane. She listened intently, but only her own gentle breathing and the occasional crackle of her lantern disrupted the quiet stillness of her small room. Another wolf call sounded, this time much closer, sending a prickling shiver down her spine. She swallowed hard and slipped out of bed, bare feet finding rough wooden floorboards. She tucked jagged wisps of black hair behind her ear and hurried over to the door, slipping through it as quietly as she could. She crept down the stairway with care, lamp held aloft, finding each step slowly in the dim light. As she neared the landing, she heard hushed voices coming from the kitchen. She snuck round the banister, careful to step over the broken floorboard. As she approached the closed door, their words began to take shape.
Her father’s voice was tense and raspy; she could nearly picture his grey-flecked brows knit in frustration above glass spectacles.
“You know what happens when people with power get together and decide what’s best for the rest of us. We’ve seen it. That’s why we’re here. I won’t have it. Not again.”
“But the Order isn’t like that. They’re a force for good- maybe one of the last these days. It’s not the same.” Her mother’s voice was subtly assertive. “I have to believe that.”
Order Unraveling is my first completed manuscript but I’ve started work on a sequel. Depending on how my plot work on the sequel goes, I may build it into a trilogy. I’d love to write more fantasy of varying flavors. I have an interest in writing sci-fi and horror but I think my strength is in fantasy.
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