The Latest from Sara

It’s Published!

As of Tuesday, September 3, Molten Mud Murder is PUBLISHED and available in bookstores and Amazon. SO EXCITING! Read all about it at Lesa Holstein’s book blog, and read a little about me in her author interview.


Molten Mud Murder Launch!

The September 7 launch of Molten Mud Murder at McIntyre’s Books in Fearrington Village was a standing-room-only success!  I spoke about New Zealand, my newly published book, and my writing experiences to more than 60 family, friends, and mystery fans.

Drury Lane Books, Grand Marais, MN

I fell in love with this bookstore while Forrest and I spent two weeks on the North Shore of Minnesota. Drury Lane Books sits half a block from icy Lake Superior.

Rotorua and Kaituna River


The frothy Kaituna River, North Island 

That’s us – about to disappear.

Alexa Glock, the main character in my mystery series,  rents a cottage on the banks of this river that my husband and I survived rafting in 2014.



Here’s a Rotorua thermal park:


Otherworldly, don’t you agree?

Below is the mud pot that inspired Molten Mud Murder.

Writers’ Police Academy – August 2018

Writers’ Police Academy in Green Bay, Wisconsin in August was such fun. My itinerary included Blood Spatter Analysis, Shoot/Don’t Shoot simulator, Tactical Emergency Casualty Care, Behavioral Clues at Crime Scenes, and Fingerprinting.

It was cool to meet and hang out with other writers, and learn from them. 









If you experience an arterial bleed, I can be of assistance!