Sara Kincaid was born and raised in Kansas City, Missouri. She grew up loving to read and write and spent a lot of her childhood dreaming up stories and imagining new worlds. She began writing her own stories in first grade using her toddler-age cousins as the stars. She wrote her first novel-length work during her junior year of high school.

Sara chose to continue studying the craft of writing and majored in creative writing at the University of Missouri-Kansas City. A master’s degree in literature soon followed. During that time, Sara focused her studies on Gothic literature, a genre that consistently inspires her own work.

Sara’s writing is characterized by beautiful words and images and her work has often been described as poetic. She loves crafting sentences and focuses not only on the definition of a word when she writes, but on the cadence and feel of a word down to the letters that comprise it.

Today, Sara reads stories from every category and follows her own characters into new worlds, genres and experiences. Her writing spans literary fiction, historical fiction—with a thread of magical realism—and fantasy/speculative fiction.

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Photo Credit: Whitney Knutson Photography


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The Green Lady

Enter the world of 1890s Baltimore and walk the path of John Remington Edgar—lawyer and enthusiastic imbiber of absinthe—as he unravels the mystery behind the murder of Joseph Byron Lewis Jr., the son of his best client and the mortal enemy of his beloved. Read More

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Withered World

Withered World tells the stories of Bram and Vea, individuals born—or cursed—with special abilities that allow them to manipulate the elements of nature.


My most recent blog posts…


In and Out of Time

Traveling through time or existing outside of time seems to be the ultimate dream. To be forever young or to witness the entire span of humanity’s existence has its appeal, though also its consequences. Time travel as a literary trope has really caught my attention this week, particularly the mechanism for initiating travel. Read more


5 Tips for (Microcosm) World-Building

World-building must be viewed through two lenses. The first – the macrocosm. The second – the microcosm. The microcosm limb of world-building involves the intimate details that really make a world robust. Here are my 5 tips as I begin to ponder my next project. Read more

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Gothic Literature at Large – September 2016

Fall has finally…fallen, or at least is in the process of tumbling at our feet which means its time for Halloween and all things GOTHIC! Check out the latest installment of Gothic Literature at Large and learn about what’s floating around in the world of the Gothic including articles, movies, television, exhibitions and more! Read more