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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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

Descend into the hot, desiccated earth where all efforts to save the planet from humanity’s destruction have failed. That is until the Curare, a new breed of humans who can manipulate the elements, appear. Follow Vea as she journeys to free her enslaved brethren. Read more


A story about a winged warrior named Rion.


My most recent blog posts…

ConQuesT 48

Over Memorial Weekend, I’ll be a panelist at the 48th annual ConQuesT, a local sci fi/fantasy convention. Join me at the Sheraton for some engaging conversation about the evolution of the zombie. Read more

Cover Reveal

I’m so excited to share with you the official cover for Withered World! This has been a long time coming, so today is very special. Check out my shiny new cover in it’s full glory! Read more

Crafting Emotional Characters

Being elbow deep in my second draft means I’m drenched with the emotional outbursts of my tortured heroine. Doesn’t sound very appealing does it? But injecting emotion into the story has become a necessary part of draft #2. Deep breaths. Here we go. Read more