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Hi I'm Sarah

I grew up in Indiana in a family of seven kids. I like to write. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I spent the first 18 years of my life in a town an hour out of Chicago. I participated in orchestra and band, playing violin and clarinet. Some of my favorite classes were art and creative writing. After graduating high school, I went to university in both Utah and Indiana. During those years I had the opportunity of studying abroad in England, getting to travel all around the UK and to France and Italy. I also served a full time mission in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. I graduated with a bachelors in English and have since worked as a substitute teacher and served as an Americorps VISTA. I love to write; most of my stories are YA fantasy.

Why I am a Mormon

As a child and teenager, I loved going to Church. The doctrines made sense to me. They were good and made me happy. Living the Gospel as a family brought us closer together and made us stronger. As a teen, however, doubts about the truth of Joseph Smith and the Book of Mormon plagued me. I'd made some mistakes and wondered if God forgave me. After years of self-questioning and doubt, I gained a testimony of Joseph Smith and the Book of Mormon that I could not doubt. It filled me with joy; that joy sustained me as I served a mission. As a missionary, I learned to rely on the Lord and gained a conviction of his love and care for me. I developed a personal relationship with Him. Since returning, that relationship has strengthened. The Gospel is part of who I am. I am a Mormon; a disciple of Christ.

How I live my faith

Each day I live my faith by praying and reading the scriptures. I also try to fulfill my calling as a Relief Society 2nd Counselor. I visit with the women in our ward, help plan activities that strengthen faith in Christ, and weekly attend our meetings.