Tell us where you were born.
Santa Cruz, California. I’m an eight-generation Californian on my mom’s side (cowboys and pirates) and on my Dad’s side I come through Martin Handcart stock. I’m a good mix 🙂
California, very nice. Who or What inspired you to write this book?
I went through a pretty significant series of struggles as a young adult. I wrote this book with the intent to help people understand why someone who is struggling might act strange, or might not seem like they’re doing all they can to recover. I wanted it to be a story that draws LDS readers in and helps them understand what it’s like to feel a bit sidelined in church doctrine/LDS culture because of their unusual tragedy or situation. And I wanted it to be a story that shows those who might be struggling, how Heavenly Father loves all of us, and is working to create miracles in our life when we least expect it.
Very intriguing. What is the name of your new book?
Mile 21 is generally known to be the point at which Marathon runners break down and struggle quite a bit. And Abish, my main character, is 21 in my story. And she’s at the point where she’s breaking down, and needs help.
How interesting. What genre does your book fall under?
Cedar Fort is marketing it as a romance, and it’s definitely got some of that. But I’d call it contemporary fiction/inspirational/humor.
Publishers…What other books would you compared to?
Charly by Jack Weyland.
Great pick. What kind of impact do you expect your works to have in the reader’s lives?
I want to inspire and help people see things from a perspective they might not have considered or experienced.
Is your book self-published or represented by an agency?
My publisher is Cedar Fort, under their Bonneville Books imprint.
Congratulations to you. Here is the trailer:
Where can we find your book?
Thank you, Sarah.
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