7.17.2019 UPDATE! The Shame of Losing has been nominated as a finalist in the Washington State Book Awards by librarians and booksellers. Read About it in the Seattle Times and the Seattle Review of Books. More news to come!

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Sarah has facilitated creative writing workshops at places like Brain Health & Wellness  through the Brain Injury Alliance of Washington, and ArtsNow, a community education program at Edmonds Community College.  She offers editorial consultation for authors, serving as a personal writing coach for special projects. As a writing coach, Sarah is particularly interested in supporting women and non-binary writers with tough stories who face barriers to publishing or access to book marketing.

Sarah also manages projects for vendors who work with Official Courses for Microsoft Worldwide Learning, with experience in editorial tools specific to that environment.

Sarah presented the workshop, Start Small, Start Indie, at the 2017 Write on the Sound (WOTS) Writers' Conference in her hometown of Edmonds, WA, Saturday, October 7th, 2017.

Sarah visited an undergraduate classroom on October 26th at the University of Washington Bothell campus, where students were assigned parts of her book, The Shame of Losing. She read for them and led a redactive poetry project in which students created a “Poetree.” She later visited another classroom in May and led a workshop on memoir writing.

And once the storm is over, you won’t remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won’t even be sure whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person who walked in.
— Haruki Murakami